Gandamala, Gaṇḍamāla, Ganda-mala: 8 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Gaṇḍamāla (गण्डमाल) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “scrofula”, inflammation of the glands of the neck. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Gaṇḍamāla is composed of the words Gaṇḍa (“swellings”) and Māla (“garland, field”).

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Gaṇḍamālā (गण्डमाला) refers to “scrofula” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning gaṇḍamālā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gaṇḍamālā (गंडमाला).—f pl S pop. gaṇḍamāḷā f pl Inflammation of the glands of the neck, struma or scrofula.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gaṇḍamāḷā (गंडमाळा).—f pl Inflammation of the glands of the neck, scrofula.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇḍamāla (गण्डमाल) or Gaṇḍamālā (गण्डमाला).—inflammation of the glands of the neck.

Derivable forms: gaṇḍamālaḥ (गण्डमालः).

Gaṇḍamāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṇḍa and māla (माल).

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

Gaṇḍamālā (गण्डमाला).—f.

(-lā) Inflammation of the glands of the neck, &c. E. gaṇḍa a boil. and mālā a necklace.

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

Gaṇḍamāla (गण्डमाल).—([feminine]) swelling of the glands of the neck.

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Gaṇḍamālā (गण्डमाला).—([feminine]) swelling of the glands of the neck.

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

1) Gaṇḍamāla (गण्डमाल):—[=gaṇḍa-māla] [from gaṇḍa > gaṇḍ] m. inflammation of the glands of the neck, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Gaṇḍamālā (गण्डमाला):—[=gaṇḍa-mālā] [from gaṇḍa-māla > gaṇḍa > gaṇḍ] f. idem, [Caraka i, 28; Suśruta]

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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. 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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