Gavakshi, Gavākṣī, Gavākṣi: 6 definitions

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Gavakshi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Gavākṣī and Gavākṣi can be transliterated into English as Gavaksi or Gavakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Gavākṣī (गवाक्षी) is another name for Śākhoṭa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.123), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

1) Gavākṣi (गवाक्षि) is a Sanskrit word referring to the Citrullus colocynthis (“Bitter cucumber”), from the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known as Viśālā and Mahendravāruṇī. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, and grows in sandy, arid soils.

2) Gavākṣī (गवाक्षी) is another name for Śākhoṭa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.123), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Gavakshi in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Streblus asper Lour. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of gavakshi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Gavākṣī (गवाक्षी) is another name for Indravāruṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth, bitter apple or desert gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.70-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Gavākṣī and Indravāruṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Gavākṣī (गवाक्षी) is the name of a Goddess that was once worshipped in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—These Goddesses (e.g., Gavākṣī) form the shining galaxy of female deities worshipped by the people of Kaśmīra.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gavākṣi (ಗವಾಕ್ಷಿ):—[noun] = ಗವಾಕ್ಷ - [gavaksha -] 2.

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Gavākṣi (ಗವಾಕ್ಷಿ):—[noun] a variety of cucumber, Cucumis melo (=C. utilissimus) of Cucurbitaceae family.

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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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