Kalashaka, Kālaśāka, Kala-shaka: 6 definitions
Kalashaka 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 Kālaśāka can be transliterated into English as Kalasaka or Kalashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Kālaśāka (कालशाक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Corchorus capsularis (white jute), from the Malvaceae family. Certain plant parts of Kālaśāka are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. It is an erect, annual herb, growing to two or more metres in height. It bears globular fruits.Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Kālaśāka (कालशाक) refers to a type of vegetable, according to the Mahābhārata Vanaparva 134.281, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The use of long bottle gourd, kālaśāka, śleṣmātaka, sudarśana, leaves of bamboo or karīra is interdicted in a śrāddha ceremony according to Mahābhārata.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) A sort of potherb. E. kāla black, śāka a potherb.
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: Vrihatkalashaka.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.272 < [Section XXI - Relative Merits of the Offering-Materials]
Verse 3.266 < [Section XXI - Relative Merits of the Offering-Materials]
Verse 3.123 < [Section VIII - Śrāddhas]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)