Shringavera, Śṛṅgavera, Shringa-vera: 10 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Śṛṅgavera can be transliterated into English as Srngavera or Shringavera, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) is a Sanskrit word referring to Zingiber officinale (ginger), from the Zingiberaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. It is a perennial herb growing stems of about a meter in height. It features narrow green leaves and has yellow flowers.

In the Mādhavacikitsā (7th-century Ayurvedic work), Śṛṅgavera is mentioned as a synonym for Śuṇṭhī, or “dried ginger”, which is regarded as an effective agent in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) chapter.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.24-28), fresh ginger (śṛṅgavera) has the following synonyms: Śṛṅgaveraka, Śārṅga, Ārdraka, Ārdra, Ārdrākhya, Ārdraśāka, Sacchāka, Suśāka, Suśākaka, Apākaśāka, Nāgara, Mahauṣadha, Viśvabheṣaja, Viśvā, Śleṣmaghnī, Kandara, Kandala, Granthila, Vara, Gulmamūla, Mūlaja, Mahīja, Anūpaja, Saikateṣṭa, Sarpachattra and Ṛtubhūhvaya. In the same work Śṛṅgavera is also mentioned as a synonym for Śuṇṭhī, referring to fresh ginger (the same Zingiber officinale).

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

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) refers to “ginger”, the extract (rasa) of which is mentioned in a list of remedies for indigestion in 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.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., ikṣurasa (sugarcane juice)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., śṛṅgavera-rasa (ginger extract)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) (or Śuṇṭhī, Viśvabheṣaja, Viśva, Nāgara) (one of the tryuṣaṇa) refers to the medicinal plant Zingiber officinale Roxb., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Śṛṅgavera] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

The plant Zingiber officinale Roxb. (Śṛṅgavera) is also known as Ārdraka according to both the Ayurvedic Formulary and the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—A nāga born in Kauravyakula. This nāga was burnt up in Janamejaya’s Sarpasatra. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Verse 13).

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: Studies in the historical and cultural geography and ethnography of Uttar Pradesh

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) or Śṛṅgaveravīthī is the name of an ancient city active during the rule of the Gupta empire. Śṛṅgavera-vīthī is now represented by the Singara railway station in the Bogra district.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—

1) Name of a town on the Ganges near the modern Mirzāpura; आससाद महाबाहुः शृङ्गवेरपुरं प्रति (āsasāda mahābāhuḥ śṛṅgaverapuraṃ prati) Rām.2.5.26; U.1.21 (v. l.)

2) ginger.

Derivable forms: śṛṅgaveram (शृङ्गवेरम्).

Śṛṅgavera is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śṛṅga and vera (वेर).

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

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—n.

(-raṃ) Ginger. E. śṛṅga a horn, and vera body or shape; also with kan added śṛṅgaveraka .

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

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—I. n. Ginger. Ii. Name of a town, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 14, 10.

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

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—[masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon; [neuter] ginger (fresh or dry).

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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. 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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