Mahashali, Mahāśāli, Maha-shali: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Mahāśāli can be transliterated into English as Mahasali or Mahashali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Mahāśāli (रक्तशालि, “large rice”) is a Sanskrit word for a species of rice (śāli) which is said to have a superior quality, according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The word mahā means “great” or “large”. The plant Raktaśāli is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Google Books: The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang
This rice (Mahāśāli) is as large as the black bean, and when cooked is aromatic and shining, like no other rice at all. It grows only in Māgadha, and nowhere else. It is offered only to the king or to religious persons of great distinction; and hence the name kung-ta-jin-mei (i.e., “rice offered to the great householder”).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāśāli (महाशालि).—a kind of large and sweetsmelling rice.
Derivable forms: mahāśāliḥ (महाशालिः).
Mahāśāli is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and śāli (शालि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-liḥ) A fragrant sort of rice. E. mahā large, chief, śāli riceSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśāli (महाशालि):—[=mahā-śāli] [from mahā > mah] m. a kind of large rice, [Suśruta]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśāli (महाशालि):—[mahā-śāli] (liḥ) 2. m. Fragrant rice.
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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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)