Papaghna, Pāpaghna, Papa-ghna: 7 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Pāpaghna (पापघ्न) is another name (synonym) for Tila, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Tila are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pāpaghna (पापघ्न).—a. destroying sin, expiating; मत्समः पातकी नास्ति पापघ्नी त्वत्समा न हि (matsamaḥ pātakī nāsti pāpaghnī tvatsamā na hi) Śaṅkarāchārya.
-ghnaḥ the sesamum plant.
-ghnī the Tulasī plant.
Pāpaghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāpa and ghna (घ्न).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) Removing sin. E. pāpa, and ghna destructive; or pāpaṃ hanti hana-ṭak .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pāpaghna (पापघ्न):—[=pāpa-ghna] [from pāpa] mf(ī)n. destroying sin or evil, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a sesamum plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāpaghna (पापघ्न):—[pāpa-ghna] (ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) a. Removing sin.
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 8.13.56 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Rivers in Ancient India (study) (by Archana Sarma)
5a. The river Gaṅgā in the Purāṇas (Introduction) < [Chapter 5 - Rivers in the Purāṇic Literature]
8. The river Gaṅgā and its present status < [Chapter 6 - Changing trends of the Rivers from Vedic to Purāṇic Age]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)