Kashmari, Kāśmarī: 14 definitions


Kashmari 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 Kāśmarī can be transliterated into English as Kasmari or Kashmari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी) is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment of rat-poison such as those caused by the Sunāsa-rats, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Accordingly, one of the treatments is mentioned as follows: “External application or lepa of Aṅkola root aloong with fumigation of its leaves is prescribed. A drink of powdered Aṅkola and Kāśmarī roots is recommended. Food to be served with oil”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी):—Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four sacred sites of the Sūryamaṇḍala, the first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. It is also known as Narmada, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasraṭippanī. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth and final cakra located just above the head. Each one of these holy sites (pītha) is presided over by a particular Khecarī (‘sky-goddess’). This Kāśmarī-pītha is connected with the goddess Gokarṇā.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी) refers to one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Prayāga is presided over by the Goddess (Devī) named Gokarṇā accompanied by the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) named Taḍijjaṅgha. Their weapon possibly corresponds to the mudrā and lakuṭa. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Gmelina arborea (Kashmir tree) by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as having thorns, and should therefore be considered as wild. The King shoud place such trees in forests (not in or near villages). He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.

The following is an ancient Indian horticultural recipe for the nourishment of such trees:

According to Śukranīti 4.4.110-112: “The powder of the dungs of goats and sheep, the powder of Yava (barley), Tila (seeds), beef as well as water should be kept together (undisturbed) for seven nights. The application of this water leads very much to the growth in flowers and fruits of all trees (such as kāśmarī).”

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kasmari in India is the name of a plant defined with Gmelina arborea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gmelina arborea var. canescens Haines (among others).

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

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1986)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1988)
· Gmelina (1810)
· The Cyclopaedia
· Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. (1822)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1815)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kasmari, for example diet and recipes, health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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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

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी).—A plant commonly called गाम्भारी (gāmbhārī); Rām.2.94.9. काश्मर्याः कृतमालमुद्गतदलं कोयष्टिकष्टीकते (kāśmaryāḥ kṛtamālamudgatadalaṃ koyaṣṭikaṣṭīkate) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.7. The word appears sometimes as कार्श्मरी (kārśmarī).

See also (synonyms): kāśmarya.

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

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी).—i. e. kāś + man + ī, f. A plant, Gmelina arborea, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 94, 9.

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

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी).—[feminine] kāśmarya [masculine] [Name] of a plant.

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

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी):—f. the plant Gmelina arborea (Gambhārī), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta; Mālatīmādhava]

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

Kāśmarī (काश्मरी):—(rī) 3. f. Gmelina arborea.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kashmari 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

Kāśmari (ಕಾಶ್ಮರಿ):—[noun] = ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರಿ [kashmiri]3.

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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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