Karshni, Kārṣṇi, Kashrni: 12 definitions


Karshni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Kārṣṇi can be transliterated into English as Karsni or Karshni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि).—A Deva Gandharva. Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 56 says that he participated in the celebrations connected with Arjuna’s birth.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kārṣṇī (कार्ष्णी) is another name for Śatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”) from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.116-119 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kārṣṇī and Śatāvarī, there are a total of thirty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Karshni in India is the name of a plant defined with Asparagus racemosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asparagopsis subquadrangularis Kunth (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Enum. Pl. (1850)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1991)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Flora of the British India (1892)
· Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. (1810)
· Linnaea (1841)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि).—[kṛṣṇasyāpatyaṃ-iñ] An epithet of the god of love, of Kṛṣna's son प्रद्युम्न (pradyumna); Śiśupālavadha 19.1; cf. अभिमन्यु (abhimanyu) Mb; of शुकाचार्य (śukācārya); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.325.44.

Derivable forms: kārṣṇiḥ (कार्ष्णिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि).—m.

(-rṣṇiḥ) A name of Kamadeva. E. kṛṣṇa the deity Krishna, and affix; the son of Krishna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि).—i. e. kṛṣṇa + i, patron., m. Offspring of Kṛṣṇa, Mahābhārata 1, 4812.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि).—[masculine] patron. of Kṛṣṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kārṣṇī (कार्ष्णी):—[from kārṣṇa] f. the plant Asparagus racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि):—[from kārṣṇa] m. ([gana] bāhv-ādi, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 34] [commentator or commentary]) a son or descendant of Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Viśvaka

4) [v.s. ...] of a Deva-gandharva, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] of the god of love, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. [Harivaṃśa 9209.])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārṣṇi (कार्ष्णि):—(rṣṇiḥ) 2. m. Name of Cupid.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karshni in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāṣrṇi (ಕಾಷ್ರ್ಣಿ):—

1) [noun] (myth.) Pradyumna, the son of Kṛṣṇa.

2) [noun] Babhruvāhana, the son of Arjuna.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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