Ranjaka, aka: Rañjaka; 5 Definition(s)


Ranjaka 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rañjaka (रञ्जक) 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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—One of the five upadoṣas (sub-functions) of pitta (one of the three biological humors).—

Location of rañjaka: Red blood cells, liver, spleen and stomach.

Functions of rañjaka: Blood formation from digested food energy. Converting rasa into rakta (blood) and imparting color.

Ailments of rañjaka due to vitiation: Anemia, jaundice, blood disorders, skin inflammation.

(Source): Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

rañjaka (रंजक).—a (S) That charms, pleases, delights, diverts, entertains.

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rañjaka (रंजक).—a S That colors, paints, dyes.

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rañjaka (रंजक).—f ( H) Priming powder. v bhara, dē. 2 The match of a rocket, squib, or other firework. 3 The train of powder to a mine. v ghāla, pasara. raṃ0 uḍaṇēṃ -jhaḍaṇēṃ To flash up--a brawl or squabble. raṃ0 dēṇēṃ -pājaṇēṃ -bharaṇēṃ To prime figuratively,--to put up to; to inflame by prompting. raṃ0 piṇēṃ To flash in the pan--a gun. 2 fig. To brook, stomach, bear (provocation). Generally in good sense. raṃ0 lāvaṇēṃ To excite or enkindle (a quarrel).

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rañjaka (रंजक).—a That charms, pleases. f Priming powder; the match of a rocket, &c.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—a. [rañjayati rañj-ṇic ṇvul]

1) Colouring, painting, dyeing.

2) Exciting love or passion.

3) Pleasing, amusing.

-kaḥ 1 A painter, dyer; Ms.4.216.

2) An exciter, a stimulus.

-kam 1 Red sandal.

2) Vermilion.

(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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Kāmpillaka (काम्पिल्लक).—1) Name of a tree; काम्पिल्लकप्रसवपाटवगण्डपालि (kāmpillakaprasavapāṭav...
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