Punnaga, aka: Punnāga; 8 Definition(s)
Punnaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
One of the Hands indicating Trees.—Punnāga, the Pataka and Catura hands;Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Punnāga (पुन्नाग) is another name (synonym) for Kampillaka, which is the Sanskrit word for Mallotus philippensis (kamala tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Punnāga (पुन्नाग) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Calophyllum inophyllum by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as bearing good fruits. The King should plant such domestic plants in and near villages. He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.
The following is an ancient Indian recipe for such nourishment of trees:
According to Śukranīti 4.4.105-109: “The trees (such as punnāga) are to be watered in the morning and evening in summer, every alternate day in winter, in the fifth part of the day (i.e., afternoon) in spring, never in the rainy season. If trees have their fruits destroyed, the pouring of cold water after being cooked together with Kulutha, Māṣa (seeds), Mudga (pulse), Yava (barley) and Tila (oil seed) would lead to the growth of flowers and fruits. Growth of trees can be helped by the application of water with which fishes are washed and cleansed.”Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Punnāga (पुन्नाग) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (eg. Punnāga) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.
The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
punnāga : (m.) the Alexandrian laurel tree.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Punnāga, (dial. ?) a species of tree J. I, 9 (°puppha); VI, 530; KhA 50 (aggacchinna°-phala), 53 (id.). (Page 467)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
punnāga (पुन्नाग).—m (S) A flower, Michelia Champaca, or Alpinia nutans. Grah. 2 Pinnay-oil tree, Calophyllum Inophyllum.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
punnāga (पुन्नाग).—m A kind of flower.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Search found 21 books and stories containing Punnaga or Punnāga. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.7.63-66 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Verse 2.4.45 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 1.3.46 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 7: Candraprabha’s omniscience < [Chapter VI - Candraprabhacaritra]
Appendix 2.2: botanical notes < [Appendices]
Part 6: Initiation of Ara < [Chapter II - Śrī Aranāthacaritra]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Chapter 4 - The Renunciation of Sumedha < [The Anudīpanī (on the Great Chronicle of Buddhas)]
Chapter 4 - Renunciaton of Sumedha < [Volume 1.1]
Chapter 5 - The Prophecy < [Volume 1.1]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 87 - Monthly Offering of Flowers to Viṣṇu < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 47 - The Sacrificial Horse Develops Stiffness < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 39 - The Seizure of the Horse by Vīramaṇi’s Son < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]