Shaivamallika, Śaivamallikā, Shaiva-mallika: 1 definition

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Shaivamallika 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 Śaivamallikā can be transliterated into English as Saivamallika or Shaivamallika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Śaivamallikā (शैवमल्लिका) is another name for Liṅginī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.45-47 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Śaivamallikā and Liṅginī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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