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Gandhasāra, aka: Gandha-sara; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gandhasāra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Gandhasāra can be transliterated into English as Gandhasara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Āyurveda (science of life)

Gandhasāra (गन्धसार) 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 Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

about this context:

Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Hindu science dealing with subjects such as health, medicine, anatomy, etc. and has been in use throughout India since ancient times.

In Buddhism

Pali

gandhasāra : (m.) sandal-wood tree.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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