Matsyandika, Matsyaṇḍikā: 5 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Matsyaṇḍikā (मत्स्यण्डिका) refers to a sugar preparation, possibly of yellow color. It is used throughout Ayurvedic 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: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Matsyaṇḍikā (मत्स्यण्डिका) refers to “sugar candy”, according to the Arthaśāstra II.15.15, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Chewing of sugarcane (ikṣu) is referred to in Atharvaveda. Pāṇini mentions the plantations of sugar cane. Kauṭilya mentions of some products of sugarcane such as phāṇita (inspissated juice of sugarcane), guḍa (jaggery), khaṇḍa (raw sugar), matsyaṇḍikā (sugar candy) and śarkarā (sugar).

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Matsyaṇḍikā (मत्स्यण्डिका).—[feminine] sugar-juice.

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

Matsyaṇḍikā (मत्स्यण्डिका):—f. inspissated juice of the sugar-cane, [Mālavikāgnimitra; Caraka; Suśruta]

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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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