Gandharaja, Gandharāja, Gandha-raja, Gamdharaja: 10 definitions
Gandharaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
1) Gandharāja (गन्धराज) is another name (synonym) for Candana, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Santalum album (Indian sandalwood). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.6-8), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.
2) Gandharāja (गन्धराज) is another name for Mallikā (Jasminum sambac “Sambac jasmine”), from the Oleaceae family of flowering plants. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Gandharaja in India is the name of a plant defined with Gardenia jasminoides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gardenia jasminoides f. aureovariegata Nakai (among others).
2) Gandharaja is also identified with Jasminum sambac It has the synonym Nyctanthes goa Steud. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1837)
· Flora (1864)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1991)
· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica (1984)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Gandharaja, for example extract dosage, health benefits, chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, side effects, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gandharāja (गंधराज).—m A flowering shrub, Gardenia florida. Grah.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gandharāja (गन्धराज).—a kind of jasmine. (-jam) 1 a sort of perfume.
Derivable forms: gandharājaḥ (गन्धराजः).
Gandharāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and rāja (राज).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaṃ) 1. Sandal. 2. Any sweet smelling flower. f. (-jī) 1. A sort of perfume, commonly, Nak'hi: see nakhī. E. gandha smell, and rāja what excels, from rāj to shine, affix ac; fem. affix ṅīṣ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gandharāja (गन्धराज):—[=gandha-rāja] [from gandha] m. a kind of jasmine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of bdellium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of an author of Prākṛt verses
4) [=gandha-rāja] [from gandha] n. sandal-wood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a kind of perfume, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a kind of white flower, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gandharāja (गन्धराज):—[gandha-rāja] (jaṃ) 1. n. Sandal; a sweet flower. (jī) f. A perfume.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a kind of jasmine.
2) [noun] the tree Santalum album (=Sirium myrtifolium) of Santalaceae family, with sweet smelling heartwood used for carving.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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