Shleshmantaka, Śleṣmāntaka, Śleśmāntaka: 3 definitions



Shleshmantaka 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 Śleṣmāntaka and Śleśmāntaka can be transliterated into English as Slesmantaka or Shleshmantaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shleshmantaka in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śleṣmāntaka (श्लेष्मान्तक) or Śleṣmātaka refers to a type of plant (possibly Cordia dichotoma), which a Śiva-devotee should refrain from eating, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] a devotee of Śiva shall refrain from eating meat, garlic, onion, red garlic, potherb, Śleṣmātaka (Śleṣmāntaka), pig of rubbish and liquors.”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shleshmantaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śleṣmāntaka (श्लेष्मान्तक):—[from śleṣma > śliṣ] mfn. = śleṣmahara, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = śleṣmātaka, [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śleṣmāntaka (श्लेष्मान्तक):—m. = śleṣmātaka [Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. kṣudra .

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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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