Rajila, Rājila: 5 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam
Rājila (राजिल) refers to “Krait snakes” (having 13 varietes), according to the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—Snakes are divided into four categories. The Mūrkha family (hooded) with 26 varieties, Maṇḍali (viperine) family with 16 varieties, Rājila (Krait) with 13 varieties and Ventira (cross breeds) with 21 types. Snakes are again divided into 4 kulas (families). The specific distinguishing features, diet, place of dwelling, time of travel, direction of vision of each family are explained in detail.
Chapter four explains rājila-viṣa (krait family) treatment. Vegānusāra-cikitsā (stage wise treatment), symptoms and treatment of 13 types of rājila snakes are mentioned.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A species of innocent and poisonless snakes; किं महोरगविसर्पिविक्रमो राजिलेषु गरुडः प्रवर्तते (kiṃ mahoragavisarpivikramo rājileṣu garuḍaḥ pravartate) R.11.27; cf. डुण्डुभ (ḍuṇḍubha).
2) An elephant.
Derivable forms: rājilaḥ (राजिलः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) A sort of snake, (Amphisbæna.) “ḍhoṃḍāsāpa”. E. rāji a line, lac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājila (राजिल).—[masculine] a kind of snake.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rājila (राजिल):—[from rāji] m. ‘striped’, a species of snake, [Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Rajilavisha.
Ends with: Indrajila.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Rajila, Rājila; (plurals include: Rajilas, Rājilas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The Harsha-charita (by Bāṇabhaṭṭa)