Kalakakakulimriga, aka: Kālakakākulīmṛga, Kalaka-kakulimriga; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kālakakākulīmṛga can be transliterated into English as Kalakakakulimrga or Kalakakakulimriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kālakakākulīmṛga (कालककाकुलीमृग) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “blackish python”, it is a species of Kākulīmṛga (‘python’). The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Kālakakākulīmṛga is part of the sub-group named Bhūmiśaya, refering to animals “who sleep in burrows in earth”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance. The word is composed of kālaka (‘black’ or ‘dark-blue’) and kākulīmṛga (‘pyton’).

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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