Girisha, aka: Giriśā, Giriśa, Giri-isha; 5 Definition(s)
Girisha 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 Giriśā and Giriśa can be transliterated into English as Girisa or Girisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Giriśā (गिरिशा)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to “hill partridge”, “girivartikā”. This animal is from the group called Pratuda (which peck). Pratuda itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Giriśa (गिरिश).—The name of Śiva, the lord of Bhūtas and Piśācas, having the trident in his hand.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 3. 7. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 27. 63. Matsya-purāṇa 47. 190. Vāyu-purāṇa 69, 289; 70. 8.
Giriśa (गिरिश) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.16, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Giriśa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Giriśa (गिरिश).—[girau kailāsaparvate śete, śī bāhu° ḍa; P.III.2.15 Vārt; girirasyāstīti lomāditvāt śaḥ P.V.2.1.] An epithet of Śiva; प्रत्याहतास्त्रो गिरिशप्रभावात् (pratyāhatāstro giriśaprabhāvāt) R.2.41; गिरिशमुपचचार प्रत्यहं सा सुकेशी (giriśamupacacāra pratyahaṃ sā sukeśī) Ku.1.6,37. (Also giriśayaḥ and giriśantaḥ).
Derivable forms: giriśaḥ (गिरिशः).
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1) an epithet of the Himālaya mountain.
2) an epithet of Śiva; सुतां गिरीशप्रतिसक्तमानसाम् (sutāṃ girīśapratisaktamānasām) Ku.5.3.
Derivable forms: girīśaḥ (गिरीशः).
Girīśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms giri and īśa (ईश).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-śaḥ) A name of Siva. E. giri a mountain, and śīñ to sleep, affix ḍa; inhabiting mount Kailasa, or frequenting the Himalaya range.
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(-śaḥ) 1. A name of Siva. 2. A name of Himalaya, the snowy mountains on the north of Hindustan, or the range personified 3. A name of Vrihaspati. E. giri a mountain, (or in the last meaning, gir speech,) and īśa lord.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 4 - On the Devas going to Mahā Deva < [Book 10]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (118): Girisha-karuna rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 19 - Treatment for diarrhea (10): Girisha-sundara rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 34 - The Greatness of Kṛttivāseśvara < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 230 - The Fish Incarnation of Viṣṇu < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 10 - Jālandhara’s Messenger Rāhu Meets Śiva < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 28 - Pārvatī Goes to the Mountain for Penance < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 7 - Different Tīrthas on Aruṇācala < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
Chapter 15 - Brahmā Prepares to Eulogize Śiva < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]