Matsyandika, aka: Matsyaṇḍikā; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Matsyaṇḍikā (मत्स्यण्डिका) refers to a sugar preparation, possibly of yellow color. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. It can also refer to the inspissated juice of the sugar-cane.

inspissated juice of the sugar-cane
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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Matsyaṇḍikā (मत्स्यण्डिका).—Coarse or unrefined sugar; हीही इयं सीधुपानोद्वेजितस्य मत्स्यण्डिकोपनता (hīhī iyaṃ sīdhupānodvejitasya matsyaṇḍikopanatā) M.3; इक्षो रसो यः संपक्वो घनः किंचिद् द्रवान्वितः । मदवत् स्यन्दते यस्मान्मत्स्यण्डीति निगद्यते (ikṣo raso yaḥ saṃpakvo ghanaḥ kiṃcid dravānvitaḥ | madavat syandate yasmānmatsyaṇḍīti nigadyate) Bhāva. P.

See also (synonyms): matsyaṇḍī.

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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