Raktacandana, aka: Rakta-candana; 4 Definition(s)

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Raktacandana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Raktachandana.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Raktacandana (रक्तचन्दन) is a Sanskrit word referring to Pterocarpus santalinus, a species of tree from the Fabaceae (legume) family of flowering plants. It is also known as Raktasāra. In English, the tree is called “red sandelwood”, “red sanders” or “saunderswood”. It has the following botanical synonym: Lingoum santalinum. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The Sanskrit compound Raktacandana is composed of the words Rakta (‘red’) and Candana (‘sandal’).

This plant (Raktacandana) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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raktacandana (रक्तचंदन).—m (S) Red sandalwood, Pterocarpus Santalinus Kœn., Adenanthera Pavonina. Linn. Also Sappanwood, Cœsalpinia Sappan.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

raktacandana (रक्तचंदन).—m Red sandal-wood. Sappan wood.

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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Raktacandana (रक्तचन्दन).—

1) redsandal.

2) saffron.

Derivable forms: raktacandanam (रक्तचन्दनम्).

Raktacandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and candana (चन्दन).

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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