Phalguna, aka: Phālguṇa; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Phālguna (फाल्गुन) is the second month of the “cold season” (śiśira) in the traditional Indian calendar, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The physician (bhiṣaj) should pay attention to the seasonal (ṛtu) factor in the use of medicinal drugs. Accordingly, “the bulbous roots in winter season (viz., Phālguna), other roots in cold season and flowers during spring season are supposed to contain better properties. The new leaves or shoots in summer and the drugs, which grow in mud, like Lotus etc., should be used in autumn season”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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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1) Phalguna (फल्गुन).—Another name of Arjuna. Arjuna was born in the Uttarāphalgunī constellation in a mount of the Himālyas. So he was called Phalguna and also Phālguna. (Śloka 9, Chapter 44, Virāṭa Parva).

2) Phālguna (फाल्गुन).—A month (March). It is so called because the phalgunīnakṣatra yoga occurs in that month. He who gives away as gift his meal for a time of the day will become more loved by his wife. Not only that, the Purāṇas declare that such a man would attain Candraloka. (Chapter 109, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Phālguṇa (फाल्गुण).—The amāvāsya in the month of, (MarchApril); a Manvantarādi for śrāddha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 17. 7.

1b) (also Phalguṇa) sacred to Hari; visited by Balarāma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 14. 31; X. 79. 18.

1c) Another name of Arjuna.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 37. 2; 38. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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One of the ten names assigned to Arjuna, the Hindu hero of the Mahabharata. Meaning of the name: "one born on the star of Phalguna"

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Phalguna (फल्‍गुन): Arjuna.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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phālguna (फाल्गुन).—m (S) The twelfth Hindu month from caitra; answering to February-March.

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phālgunā (फाल्गुना) [or नी, nī].—a Relating to the month phālguna.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phālguna (फाल्गुन).—m The twelfth Hindu month from caitra; answering to February- March.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Phalguna (फल्गुन).—a.

1) Red.

2) Born under the constellation फल्गुनी (phalgunī).

-naḥ 1 The month of Phālguna.

2) Name of Indra.

3) Of Arjuna.

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Phālguna (फाल्गुन).—

1) Name of a Hindu month (corresponding to February-March).

2) An epithet of Arjuna; Mb. thus explains the epithet:-उत्तराभ्यां फल्गुनीभ्यां नक्षत्राभ्या- महं दिवा । जातो हिमवतः पृष्ठे तेन मां फाल्गुनं विदुः (uttarābhyāṃ phalgunībhyāṃ nakṣatrābhyā- mahaṃ divā | jāto himavataḥ pṛṣṭhe tena māṃ phālgunaṃ viduḥ) ||

3) Name of a tree, also called अर्जुन (arjuna).

Derivable forms: phālgunaḥ (फाल्गुनः).

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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