Nishakarakara, Niśākarakara, Nishakara-kara: 1 definition


Nishakarakara 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 Niśākarakara can be transliterated into English as Nisakarakara or Nishakarakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nishakarakara in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Niśākarakara (निशाकरकर) refers to “moonbeams”, mentioned in verse 3.34-36 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] In groves in which the hot-rayed one is darkened by cloud-grazing huge Sal trees and Palmyra palms, [...] (there) one shall sleep at noon when pained by the heat of the sun; or in a bath-house which cuscus-water is flowing from the breasts, hands, and mouth of a modelled woman. And on a moonbeam-flooded  [viz., niśākarakara-ākīrṇa] palace-roof garden (one shall fix) at night”.

Note: niśākarakara-ākīrṇa (“flooded by moonbeams”) has been interchanged with niśāsu (“at night”) and rendered freely by zla-bai od-kyis bsil-ba—“cooled by moonbeams”.

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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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