Hamsapada, Haṃsapāda, Haṃsapādā, Haṃsapada, Hamsa-pada: 10 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद):—One of the two varieties of Hiṅgūla (‘cinnabar’), which is a medicinal and alchemical drug from the Sādhāraṇarasa group, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. The literal translation of the Sanskrit word Haṃsapāda is “Goose feet”, it is composed of the words Haṃsa (‘goose’) and Pāda (‘foot’). It is also known as Pāka.Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6
Haṃsapāda is a variety of Hiṅgūla (“Cinnabar”).—Also known as Pāka. It is like a red pravāla (coral) and is full of śalākās (long niddle like structures) and considered the best variety.
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Haṃsapādā (हंसपादा).—An Apsaras.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 8.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद) refers to Hiṅgula (Ferula narthex) and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Haṃsapāda) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Haṃsapada.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.); same as kākapada (q. v.). Note: haṃsapada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Haṃsapada.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: haṃsapada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Haṃsapada (हंसपद).—a particular weight (karṣa).
Derivable forms: haṃsapadaḥ (हंसपदः).
Haṃsapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pada (पद).
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Derivable forms: haṃsapādam (हंसपादम्).
Haṃsapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pāda (पाद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daṃ) Vermilion. f. (-dī) A shrub, (Clitoria ternata.) E. haṃsa a goose, pāda a foot, (to which they are compared in colour, form, &c.:) see the last; also in the fem. form, kan added, haṃsapādikā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद).—I. m. vermilion. Ii. f. dī, a particular shrub.
— Cf. [Gothic.] fôtus; [Anglo-Saxon.] fót.
Haṃsapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pāda (पाद).
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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Ends with: Nemihamsapada.
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