Sarshapataila, Sarṣapataila, Sarshapa-taila: 4 definitions
Sarshapataila 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 Sarṣapataila can be transliterated into English as Sarsapataila or Sarshapataila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sarṣapataila (सर्षपतैल) refers to “mustard oil” which can be used for oil-baths (tailābhyaṅga) except on days of eclipse (grahaṇa), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] oil bath (tailābhyaṅga) shall be taken on particular days of the week according to convention in the society. If one is accustomed to take oil bath everyday or if one is using scented oil breaking the convention, it is not faulty. Otherwise one should avoid Śrāddha days, days of eclipse (grahaṇa), fast days (upavāsa-dina) and the first day of the lunar fortnight (pratipad) for oil baths. Except on the days of eclipse mustard oil (sarṣapa-taila) can be used on other days”.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laṃ) Mustard oil. E. sarṣapa mustard, and tailac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarṣapataila (सर्षपतैल).—[neuter] sneha [masculine] mustard-oil.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarṣapataila (सर्षपतैल):—[=sarṣapa-taila] [from sarṣapa] n. mustard-oil, [ib.]
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