Shalipishta, Śālipiṣṭa, Shali-pishta: 7 definitions


Shalipishta 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 Śālipiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Salipista or Shalipishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Śālipiṣṭa (शालिपिष्ट) refers to “rice flour” and is classified as a ‘heavy foodstuff’ as opposed to godhūma (wheat), according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Heavy food should [viz., śālipiṣṭa] to be eaten only until one is half satisfied. Light food [viz., godhūma] can be eaten until the full satisfaction is obtained. A man whose digestive fire is weak, should abandon heavy food.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Śālipiṣṭa (शालिपिष्ट) refers to “rice-flour” (suitable for offerings) used in the treatment of (serpent) venom, as described in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—The decoded mantras are for those aspirants who may use it under the guidance of an able / qualified preceptor after due procedures of initiation or dīkṣā. Regarding the Gulika-viṣaharaṇa-mantra (VII. 25-7 ab) it says: “[...] The sarpamantra must be chanted for three ayuta times from the aṣṭamī or eighth day of the bright fortnight, with offerings of rice-flour (śālipiṣṭa) mixed with jaggery and coconut water and barly. This eliminates the poison of Seṣa clan of serpents. The mantra must be chanted with devotion like one’s own name with the prescribed nyāsas. Thus, an intelligent aspirant can effortlessly cure venoms”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shalipishta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śālipiṣṭa (शालिपिष्ट).—a crystal.

Derivable forms: śālipiṣṭam (शालिपिष्टम्).

Śālipiṣṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāli and piṣṭa (पिष्ट).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śālipiṣṭa (शालिपिष्ट).—n.

(-ṣṭaṃ) Crystal. E. śāli rice, and piṣṭa ground.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śālipiṣṭa (शालिपिष्ट):—[=śāli-piṣṭa] [from śāli] n. rice-flour, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] crystal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śālipiṣṭa (शालिपिष्ट):—[śāli-piṣṭa] (ṣṭaṃ) 1. n. Crystal.

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Shalipishta in German

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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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