Lavanga, Lavaṅga: 18 definitions
Lavanga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: The ocean of story. vol. 8
Lavaṅga is the cravo of Garcia da Orta—i.e. cloves: Caryophyllus aromaticus, Linn. See Watt, op. cit., vol. ii, p. 205, who says “... they are also chewed in pān.”
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—The flower-buds are used. It is fragrant, bitter, pungent, cold, pacifies pitta and kapha and restores vāyu to its normal course.Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग) refers to one of the fruits used in the treatment of aggravated phlegm, according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Procedure to alleviate kapha (phlegm) after meals: The excess phlegm in the human body can lead to the weakening of digestive fire. Sleeping immediately after the meal will result in the aggravation of phlegm. The excess phlegm must be alleviated by employing fumes of the fragrant substances or consuming fruits [like lavaṅga, ...]. After a meal, one must walk a few steps. Practising this lightens the food mass and imparts comfort in the neck, knees and loins. [...]
Lavaṅga (clove) is mentioned in a list of remedies for indigestion.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., phenī]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., lavaṅga (clove)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग) refers to the medicinal plant known as Syzygium aromaticum, Fl.Bd., and is used in the Ayurvedic formulation known as Cyavanaprāśa: an Ayurvedic health product that helps in boosting immunity.—Cyavanaprāśa has been found to be effective as an immunity booster, vitalizer and a preventer of day to day infections and allergies such as common cold and cough etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation comprising ingredients such as Lavaṅga. [...] Cyavanaprāśa can be consumed in all seasons as it contains weather friendly ingredients which nullify unpleasant effects due to extreme environmental and climatic conditions.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग) or Lavaṭha refers to the medicinal plant Syzygium aromaticum L. Syn. Eugenia aromaticum Merril & Perry. Syn. Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Lavaṅga] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Syzygium aromaticum (Linn.) Merill & Perry” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning lavaṅga] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग) or Lavaṅgavallī refers to the “clove creeper”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Kāma (God of Love) reached the vicinity of Śiva, Spring spread all his splendour in accord with the inclination of the lord. [...] Rendering the breeze fragrant with its smell the clove creeper (lavaṅga-vallī) fascinated the minds of passionate people with its sweetness”.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग) represents the food taken in the month Jyeṣṭha for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In Jyeṣṭha, the tooth-brush is that of aśvattha-wood. The food taken is lavaṅga. The deity to be worshipped is Pradyumna. The flowers used in worship are mallikā. The naivedya offerings is sohalikā. The result accrued equals vajapeya.
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.
India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara
Lavanga is the name of a tree mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D).—Lavanga refers to the “clove-tree” and is always mentioned with the Ela-bakula trees.
Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees (e.g., Lavanga), creepers medicinal and flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Travel through the thick, high, impregnable and extensive Vindhya forest is a typical feature of many travel-stories. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lavanga, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
lavaṅga : (nt.) the cloves.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
lavaṅga (लवंग).—f (S) The clove tree, Myristica or Eugenia Caryophyllata. 2 A clove. 3 An ear-ornament of gold &c., in shape resembling a clove. 4 Wild Clove-tree, Eugenia acris.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
lavaṅga (लवंग).—f A clove; the clove-tree.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग).—[lū-aṅgac Uṇ.1.112] The clove plant; द्वीपान्तरानीतलवङ्गपुष्पैः (dvīpāntarānītalavaṅgapuṣpaiḥ) R.6.57; ललितलवङ्गलतापरिशीलनकोमलमलयसमीरे (lalitalavaṅgalatāpariśīlanakomalamalayasamīre) Gīt.1.
Derivable forms: lavaṅgaḥ (लवङ्गः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṅgaḥ) The clove tree, (Myristica caryophyllata.) n.
(-ṅgaṃ) Cloves. E. lū to cut, Unadi aff. aṅgac; also with kan added, lavaṅgaka .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग).—[masculine] the clove tree; [neuter] cloves.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग):—(ṅgaḥ) 1. m. n. Clove tree; its fruit.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग):—m. Gewürznelkenbaum; n. Gewürznelke [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 1, 119.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 3, 27.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 646.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 74, 5.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 27, 4.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 111, 15.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 10, 50.] puṣpa [Raghuvaṃśa 6, 57.] latā [Gītagovinda 1, 27.] [Suśruta 1, 215, 6. 243, 19. 2, 137, 10.] لونك [ALBYROUNY] bei [Mémoire géographique 343.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) m. Gewürznelkenbaum ; n. Gewürznelke [Rājan 12,82.] [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,188.] [Madanapāla’s Madanavinoda 41,22.] —
2) f. ī Nomen proprium einer Apsaras [Bālarāmāyaṇa 89,7.]
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 12 - Treatment for indigestion (10): Ksudhasindhu rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Part 18 - Treatment for indigestion (16): Lavangadi rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Part 3 - Treatment for indigestion (1): Aditya rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Taking of Yasoda < [Chapter V - Metals (5): Yasoda (zinc)]
Part 14 - Dietary presecriptions and prohibitions when taking iron < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Part 5 - Taking of tin < [Chapter VI - Metals (6): Vanga (tin)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Description of the Land of Utkala < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 30 - Description of the Hermitage of Bharadvāja < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 25 - Description of Somavāra Vrata < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)