Pushpasava, Puṣpāsava, Pushpa-asava: 8 definitions


Pushpasava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Puṣpāsava can be transliterated into English as Puspasava or Pushpasava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Pushpasava in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Puṣpāsava (पुष्पासव) refers to one of the varieties of āsavas (“spirituous liquor”), according to the Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa Sundarakāṇḍa 11.22, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa mentions two varieties of suras ie. surā and kṛtasurā (ordinary one and the fermented one), four varieties of āsavas (spirituous liquor) such as puṣpāsava, phalāsava, madhvāsava and śarkarāsava and two more varieties such as divya and prasanna.

Kumārasambhava describes the wine extracted from flowers (puṣpāsava or madhūka) and also deals with the after effects of drinking wine. Sugar was also used as an antidote for the intoxication caused by wine.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpasava in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

puṣpāsava (पुष्पासव).—m S Any spirituous extract from flowers.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpasava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣpāsava (पुष्पासव).—honey.

Derivable forms: puṣpāsavam (पुष्पासवम्).

Puṣpāsava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣpa and āsava (आसव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpāsava (पुष्पासव).—n.

(-vaṃ) Honey. E. puṣpa, and āsava spirit.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Puṣpāsava (पुष्पासव):—[from puṣpa > puṣ] m. a decoction of f°, [Rāmāyaṇa; Ṛtusaṃhāra]

2) [v.s. ...] honey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpāsava (पुष्पासव):—[puṣpā+sava] (vaṃ) 1. n. Nectar of a flower.

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Pushpasava in German

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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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