Gandhasara, Gandhasāra, Gandha-sara, Gamdhasara: 11 definitions

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Gandhasara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Gandhasara in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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 Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Gandhasara in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Gandhasara in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum sambac in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mogorium goaense Zuccagni (among others).

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

· Biodiversidad del estado de Tabasco (2005)
· Cytologia (1992)
· Flora (1864)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1991)
· Flora of the British India (1882)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Gandhasara, for example chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandhasara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gandhasāra : (m.) sandal-wood tree.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandhasara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gandhasāra (गन्धसार).—

1) sandal.

2) a kind of jasmine.

Derivable forms: gandhasāraḥ (गन्धसारः).

Gandhasāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and sāra (सार).

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

Gandhasāra (गन्धसार).—m.

(-raḥ) Sandal. E. gandha and sāra essence, the essence of perfume.

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

Gandhasāra (गन्धसार).—[masculine] sandal-wood.

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

1) Gandhasāra (गन्धसार):—[=gandha-sāra] [from gandha] m. sandal-wood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of jasmine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Gandhasāra (गन्धसार):—[gandha-sāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Sandal.

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Gandhasara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandhasara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdhasāra (ಗಂಧಸಾರ):—[noun] the tree Santalum album (=Sirium myrtifolium) of Santalaceae family, with sweet smelling heartwood used for carving.

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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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