Divyagandha, Divya-gandha: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Divyagandhā (दिव्यगन्धा) is another name for Bṛhatcuñcu which is a variety of Cuñcu, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with (i) Marsilea dentata Linn., (ii) Marsilea quadrifolia Linn. or (iii) Marsilea minuta Linn., according to verse 4.146-147 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Divyagandhā and Bṛhatcuñcu, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Divyagandha in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध) refers to “divine incense” [?], according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then the Wicked One, having conjured up canopies adorned with eighty four thousand jewels, offered them to the congregations. Having held numerous kinds of divine flowers, incense (divyagandha), garlands and unguents, he scattered them on the place where the Lord stayed, and said this to the Lord together with his servants: ‘If the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja gives us the treasury of open space (gaganagañja), we will produce the thought of incomparable complete awakening’ [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध) refers to “divine perfumes”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...] [Vajravārāhī] [has her] body smeared with divine perfumes (divyagandha); is decorated with anklets and armlets; is adorned with a divine garland; is ornamented with the six seals; [has] three eyes; [wears] a garland of hairless heads [as a necklace]; is adorned with jewelry; is flaming like the destructive fire [at the end of a kalpa]; and is shining with great fire. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Divyagandha in India is the name of a plant defined with Amomum subulatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cardamomum subulatum Kuntze (among others).

2) Divyagandha is also identified with Corchorus olitorius.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Taxon (1982)
· Fl. Zambes. (1963)
· Cytologia (2000)
· Cytologia (1981)
· Journal of Fujian Agricultural College (1986)
· Science and Culture (1979)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध).—sulphur.

-ndhā large cardamoms.

-ndham cloves.

Derivable forms: divyagandhaḥ (दिव्यगन्धः).

Divyagandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms divya and gandha (गन्ध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध).—m.

(-ndhaḥ) Sulphur. n.

(-ndhaṃ) Cloves. f.

(-dhā) Large cardamoms. E. divya, and gandha smell.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध):—[=divya-gandha] [from divya > div] m. ‘having a divine odour’, sulphur, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Divyagandhā (दिव्यगन्धा):—[=divya-gandhā] [from divya-gandha > divya > div] f. large cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of vegetable (= mahā-cañcu), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध):—[=divya-gandha] [from divya > div] n. cloves, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divyagandha (दिव्यगन्ध):—[divya-gandha] (ndhaḥ) 1. m. Sulphur. (ndhā) f. Cardamoms. n. (ndhaṃ) Cloves.

[Sanskrit to German]

Divyagandha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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