Gavashira, Gavāśira, Go-ashira: 1 definition

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Gavashira 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 term Gavāśira can be transliterated into English as Gavasira or Gavashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Gavāśira (गवाशिर) or Gavāśir refers to “milk mixed with soma juice”, according to the Ṛgveda II.41.3, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Milk was one of the principal ingredients of the food of Vedic Indians. [...] Milk was mixed with soma juice called gavāśira.

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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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