Gandira, aka: Gaṇḍīra; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Gaṇḍīra (गण्डीर) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of vegetable. Certain plant parts of Gaṇḍīra are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇḍīra (गण्डीर).—A hero, champion.

Derivable forms: gaṇḍīraḥ (गण्डीरः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇḍīra (गण्डीर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A kind of potherb, described as growing in watery ground, and according to some, a species of cucumber. 2. A hero, a champion. f. (-rī) A milky plant, (Euphorbia.) E. gaḍi to affect a part. &c. iran aff.

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