Pishtaka, aka: Piṣṭaka; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Piṣṭaka can be transliterated into English as Pistaka or Pishtaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक) is another name (synonym) for Tilakalka, a Sanskrit name referring to the paste made of the seeds of Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक).—

1) A cake made of the flour of any grain.

2) A baked cake, bread.

3) A disease of the eye, opacity of the cornea.

-kam Pounded sesamumseeds.

Derivable forms: piṣṭakaḥ (पिष्टकः), piṣṭakam (पिष्टकम्).

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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