Lohaprishtha, aka: Lohapṛṣṭha, Loha-prishtha; 4 Definition(s)


Lohaprishtha 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.

The Sanskrit term Lohapṛṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Lohaprstha or Lohaprishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Lohapṛṣṭha (लोहपृष्ठ) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “king fisher”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Lohapṛṣṭha is part of the sub-group named Pratuda, refering to animals “who eat while striking”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Lohapṛṣṭha (लोहपृष्ठ).—Also Loha (s.v.) the sixth hell, known also as tama; below the earth, up the hill and with people.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 149 and 179, 182.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Lohapṛṣṭha (लोहपृष्ठ).—a heron.

Derivable forms: lohapṛṣṭhaḥ (लोहपृष्ठः).

Lohapṛṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loha and pṛṣṭha (पृष्ठ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lohapṛṣṭha (लोहपृष्ठ).—m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) A heron. E. loha iron, pṛṣṭha the back.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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