Kacamoda, aka: Kacāmoda, Kaca-amoda; 2 Definition(s)


Kacamoda 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kachamoda.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kacāmoda (कचामोद) is another name for Balāka, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Pavonia odorata (fragement mallow plant), from the Malvaceae 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.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kacāmoda (कचामोद).—a. fragrant ointment of the hair (vāḷā).

Derivable forms: kacāmodaḥ (कचामोदः).

Kacāmoda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaca and āmoda (आमोद).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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Kacapāśa (कचपाश).—m. (-śaḥ) See the preceding.
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Kācabhājana (काचभाजन).—n. (-naṃ) A vessel of glass or crystal, a cup, a goblet, &c. E. kāca...
Kacapakṣa (कचपक्ष).—m. (-kṣaḥ) Much or ornamented hair, and kaca hair, and pakṣa, in this combi...
Kacācita (कचाचित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Having long or dishevelled hair. E. kaca, and acita not g...
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Kācalavaṇa (काचलवण).—black salt or soda. Derivable forms: kācalavaṇam (काचलवणम्).Kācalavaṇa is ...
Maṇikāca (मणिकाच).—m. (-caḥ) The feathered part of an arrow.
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Ūrdhvakaca (ऊर्ध्वकच).—a. 1) having the hair erect. 2) one whose hair is torn. Ūrdhvakaca is a ...
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