Palashapatra, Palāśapatra, Pālāśapātra, Palasha-patra: 3 definitions

Introduction

Palashapatra 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 terms Palāśapatra and Pālāśapātra can be transliterated into English as Palasapatra or Palashapatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pālāśapātra (पालाशपात्र).—The vessel of palāśa wood used by the trees for milking the cow-earth.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 10. 27.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Palāśapatra (पलाशपत्र) refers to a “utensils used for food made of Butea frondosa leaf” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—The food-utensils that are made of Palāśapatra (Butea frondosa leaf) have the following dietetic effects: kaphavātapīnasaghna, rucya and bṛṃhaṇa (alleviates phlegm and vāta, cures pīnasa, improves taste and promotes health).

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: ISKCON Desire Tree: Shri Haribhaktivilasa

Palāśapatra (पलाशपत्र) refers to a “palāśa-leaf plate” according to the Śrī Haribhaktivilāsa 16.83-87.—Accordingly, “during the month of Kārttika one should sleep on the floor, remain celibate, eat haviṣya from a palāśa-leaf plate [viz., palāśapatra], and worship Lord Dāmodara. In this way one becomes free of all sins, goes to the spiritual world, attains a spiritual body like the Lord's, and enjoys the bliss of directly serving Lord Hari. [...] A person who during the month of Kārttika eats from a palāśa-leaf plate becomes free from all sins. A person who eats the remnants of food offered to Lord Hari attains liberation. A person who is not a qualified Brāhmaṇa should not eat from the middle leaf of the palāśa tree”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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