Lashuna, aka: Lasuṇa, Lasuna, Laśuna, Laśūna; 11 Definition(s)


Lashuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 terms Laśuna and Laśūna can be transliterated into English as Lasuna or Lashuna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Laśuna (लशुन) is a Sanskrit word referring to “garlic” (a species of onion) from the from the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllids) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. It is also known as Rasona. The official botanical name is Allium sativum.

The plant Laśuna is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant has the synonym Rasona.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vāgbhaṭa has identified Lasuna (Allium sativum) as one of the prime drugs to curtail the pathological changes due to vāta dośa. Vāgbhaṭa also considers lasuna as the prime drug to treat vātavyādhi.

Source: PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Laśuna (लशुन).—Part of the standard pilaster;—The tātī sits on the laśuna. In other traidtions, particularly in Tamil Nadu (and already at Ajanta), the laśuna has the springy shape of an inverted bell, but in the Karṇāṭa Drāviḍa tradition it is generally like rouned shoulders and a chest. In earlier examples tātī and laśuna seem like two sections of a single element, the ‘tātī/laśuna’, but later the tātī becomes attached to the ghaṭa, and the laśuna evolves its own collar.

Source: Google Books: Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Laśuna (लशुन) refers to the ‘chest-and-shoulder’ element of pillars and pilasters..

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Laśuna (लशुन) refers to the “garlic”: a type of vegetable (śāka), according to The Vyākhyāprajñapti 7.3.276. It can also be spelled like Lasuṇa. Different kinds of vegetables were grown in the vegetable gardens (kaccha / kakṣa). The consumption of vegetables was considered essential for digesting food according to the Niśīthacūrṇi. The Jaina texts forbid the consumption of certain vegetables as it leads to killing of insects.

The Vyākhyāprajñapti, also known as the Bhagavatīsūtra contains a compilation of 36,000 questions answered by Mahāvīra and dates to at least the 1st century A.D. The Niśīthacūrṇi by Jinadāsa is a 7th century commentary on the Niśthasūtra and deals with Jain medical knowledge.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Laśuna (लशुन) in Sanskrit and Lhasaṇa in Prakrit refers to garlic (Allium sativum Linn.). This plant is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to both Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246) and Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classifiedas ananta-kāyas (eg., laśuna) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.

Source: Jaina Yoga
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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lasuṇa : (nt.) garlic.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Lasuṇa, & Lasuna (nt.) (cp. Sk. laśuna) garlic Vin. II, 140; IV, 258; J. I, 474; Vv 436; VvA. 186. (Page 582)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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laśuna (लशुन).—n S Garlic, Allium sativum.

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lasūṇa (लसूण).—m f (laśuna S) Garlic, Allium sativum. 2 The root of it, or a clove of the root.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

laśuṇa (लशुण).—f See lasūṇa.

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lasūṇa (लसूण).—m f lasaṇa n Garlic; the root of it.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laśuna (लशुन) or Laśūna (लशून).—(aśeḥ unan, laśaśca Uṇ.3.55) Garlic; निखिलरसायनमहितो गन्धेनोग्रेण लशुन इव (nikhilarasāyanamahito gandhenogreṇa laśuna iva) R. G. (= Bv. 1.81); यशःसौरभ्यलशुनः (yaśaḥsaurabhyalaśunaḥ) Bv.1.93.

Derivable forms: laśunaḥ (लशुनः), laśunam (लशुनम्), laśūnaḥ (लशूनः), laśūnam (लशूनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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