Raktapushpaka, Raktapuṣpaka, Rakta-pushpaka: 6 definitions
Raktapushpaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Raktapuṣpaka can be transliterated into English as Raktapuspaka or Raktapushpaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Raktapuṣpaka (रक्तपुष्पक) is another name for Parpaṭa, a medicinal plant identified with various varieties and species, according to verse 5.8-10 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Raktapuṣpaka and Parpaṭa, there are a total of eighteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. The Palash tree, (Butea frondosa.) 2. A small tree, (Andersonia rohitaca, Rox.) 3. A red flower, (Ixora bandhuka, or Pentapetes phœnicea.) 4. The silk-cotton tree. 5. The coral tree. 6. A tree from which a red dye is prepared, (Rottleria tinctorea.) f.
(-ṣpikā) A sort of sensitive plant or species of Lycopodium. E. kan added to the preceding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raktapuṣpaka (रक्तपुष्पक):—[=rakta-puṣpaka] [from rakta > raj] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) Butea Frondosa
2) [v.s. ...] Salmalia Malabarica
3) [v.s. ...] Andersonia Rohitaka
4) [v.s. ...] Oldenlandia HerbaceaSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raktapuṣpaka (रक्तपुष्पक):—[rakta-puṣpaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. The Palās tree (Butea frondosa); Ixora; coral tree. f. Sensitive plant.
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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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