Shitalacchada, Śītalachada, Shitalachada, Śītalacchada, Shitala-chada, Shitala-cchada: 3 definitions



Shitalacchada 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 terms Śītalachada and Śītalacchada can be transliterated into English as Sitalachada or Shitalachada or Sitalacchada or Shitalacchada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shitalachhada.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Śītalacchada (शीतलच्छद) refers to a “white leaf.—Accordingly, in verse 3.33 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna), śītala (which usually signifies “cool”) has been given the rare sense of dkar-ba (“white”); cf. śītalacchada (“white leaf”) or (“white-leaved”) MW p. 1078.—dka-ba in P is a carver’s error.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śītalachada (शीतलछद).—the Champaka tree.

Derivable forms: śītalachadaḥ (शीतलछदः).

Śītalachada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śītala and chada (छद).

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

1) Śītalacchada (शीतलच्छद):—[=śītala-cchada] [from śītala > śīta] m. a white leaf, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having wh° leaves, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Michelia Champaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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