Leliha: 10 definitions


Leliha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Lelihā (लेलिहा) refers to “she who consuming” (all things with her protruding tongue), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly: “Kuleśvarī, the Wish-granting Gem is in the middle between the imperishable and the perishable. Merged in the Cavity of Brahmā she, the supreme energy, shines. She is the Shining One who, consuming (all things with her protruding) tongue (lelihā), is like a garland of flames. Her form is like a spark and (her) light (is as brilliant) as the (fully) risen sun. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Leliha (लेलिह, “licker”) refers to one of the names of a snake, according to the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata, which gives a long list of serpents that were killed in the sarpasatra performed by king Janamejaya who wanted to avenge his father Parīkṣit’s death which was caused by the deadly Takṣaka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Leliha (लेलिह).—

1) A snake or serpent; दास्याद्वो विप्रमुज्येयं तथ्यं वदत लेलिहाः (dāsyādvo vipramujyeyaṃ tathyaṃ vadata lelihāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.27.15.

2) A kind of worm.

-hā A certain position of the fingers (mudrā).

Derivable forms: lelihaḥ (लेलिहः).

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

Leliha (लेलिह).—m.

(-haḥ) A worm breeding in the stomach. E. lih to lick, root redup ka aff.

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

Leliha (लेलिह).—i. e. lih, [frequentative.], + a, m. 1. A serpent, Mahābhārata 1, 1318. 2. A worm breeding in the stomach.

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

Leliha (लेलिह).—[masculine] serpent (licker).

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

1) Leliha (लेलिह):—[from lih] a mfn. ([from] [Intensive]) ‘constantly licking’, a kind of parasitical worm, [Caraka; Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] a serpent, snake, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) Lelihā (लेलिहा):—[from leliha > lih] f. a [particular] Mudrā or position of the fingers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Leliha (लेलिह):—b hāna etc. See p.903, [column] 1

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

Leliha (लेलिह):—(haḥ) 1. m. A worm in the stomach, tape-worm; a serpent.

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Leliha 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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