Phalapushpa, Phalapuṣpa, Phala-pushpa: 7 definitions


Phalapushpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Phalapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Phalapuspa or Phalapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Phalapushpa in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Phalapuṣpa (फलपुष्प) refers to “ovulation”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 2) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning phalapuṣpa-nivāraṇa-yoga, ‘ovulation preventing formulation’) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Phalapushpa in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Phalapuṣpa (फलपुष्प) [=Phalapuṣpaka?] refers to the “fruits and flowers”, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.2.13 (“The Greatness of Kapoteśa and Bilveśvara”).—Accordingly: as Jaimini said to the Sages: “[...] [Dhūrjaṭi (Śiva)] went to the holy spot Kuśasthalī. He performed a very severe penance near Nīla mountain. [...] By the power of his penance that holy spot became one comparable to Vṛndāvana, the forest near Gokula. Its interior was rendered splendid by lakes, ponds, reservoirs and rivers. It was full of different kinds of trees and creepers (laden) with fruits and flowers of all seasons [i.e., sarvartu-phalapuṣpaka]. It was resonant with the humming sounds of bees inebriated with honey. It was full of different kinds of flocks of birds. It was a comfortable place of resort for all creatures. Since by means of his penance Śiva became (small) like a dove, he came to be called Kapoteśvara at the behest of Murāri (Viṣṇu). It is at his bidding that the Three-eyed Lord always stays here along with Mṛḍānī (Pārvatī). [...]”.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Phalapuṣpa (फलपुष्प) refers to the “flowers and fruits” (of trees), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Vijayā said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...] Leaving off Indra and other gods, Viṣṇu and Brahmā, Pārvatī wishes to attain the Pināka-bearing Śiva as her husband. She my friend planted many trees before. O Brahmin, all of them have put forth flowers and fruits [i.e., phalapuṣpa]. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Phalapushpa in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Phalapushpa in India is the name of a plant defined with Phoenix dactylifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Palma major Garsault (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum (1793)
· animaux
· Las Variedades Tradicionales de Frutales de la Cuenca del Río Segura: Catálogo Etnobotánico (1997)
· Description, vertus et usages
· Matiere médicale (1767)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1768)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Phalapushpa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Phalapuṣpa (फलपुष्प):—[=phala-puṣpa] [from phala > phal] ([in the beginning of a compound]) fruits and flowers

2) Phalapuṣpā (फलपुष्पा):—[=phala-puṣpā] [from phala > phal] f. a species of date tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Ipomoea Turpethum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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