Kokamanjari, Koka-manjari, Kokamañjarī: 1 definition


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I (ayurveda)

Kokamañjarī (कोकमञ्जरी) or Kokasāra is the name of a work by Ānanda Kavi (dealing with Poetics and Erotics). The Kokasāra (in Hindi) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Kokasāra is a hindi rewriting of the Kokaśāstra (Kokkaśāstra) alias Ratirahasya, a famous Sanskrit work of the Kāmaśāstra tradition which is characterized, in particular, by the division of ladies in four categories related to their body-marks, namely padminī, citraṇī, śaṅkhanī and hastinī, with which the work starts. It is very popular and known as Kokasāra (as the author names it) or Kokamañjarī.

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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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