Naktamala, aka: Naktamāla, Nakta-mala; 3 Definition(s)

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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The sanskrit name for the tree 'Millettia pinnata'.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Naktamāla (नक्तमाल) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “Indian beech”, a species of tree from the Fabaceae (pea) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Millettia pinnata (synonyms: Pongamia pinnata and Pongamia glabra) and is commonly known in English as “Pongam oiltree” among others. The word Naktamāla is composed of the words Nakta (‘night, dark’) and Māla (‘garland’).

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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Naktamāla (नक्तमाल).—Name of a tree; स नर्मदारोधसि सीकरार्द्रैर्मरुद्भिरानर्तितनक्तमाले (sa narmadārodhasi sīkarārdrairmarudbhirānartitanaktamāle) R.5.42.

Derivable forms: naktamālaḥ (नक्तमालः).

Naktamāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakta and māla (माल).

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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