Meshalocana, Meṣalocana, Mesha-locana: 3 definitions



Meshalocana 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 Meṣalocana can be transliterated into English as Mesalocana or Meshalocana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Meshalochana.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Meshalocana in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Meṣalocana (मेषलोचन) is another name for Cakramarda (Cassia tora “sickle senna”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

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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

[«previous next»] — Meshalocana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Meṣalocana (मेषलोचन).—Cassia Thora (Mar. ṭākaḷā).

Derivable forms: meṣalocanaḥ (मेषलोचनः).

Meṣalocana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms meṣa and locana (लोचन). See also (synonyms): meṣakusuma.

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

Meṣalocana (मेषलोचन):—[=meṣa-locana] [from meṣa] m. Cassia Thora, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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