Svarnakshiri, Svarṇakṣīrī: 6 definitions



Svarnakshiri 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 Svarṇakṣīrī can be transliterated into English as Svarnaksiri or Svarnakshiri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Svarnakshiri in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Svarṇakṣīrī (स्वर्णक्षीरी):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Svarnakshiri in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Svarṇakṣīrī (स्वर्णक्षीरी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.55-56 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Also see Kṣīriṇī (or Satyānāsī as it is known in Hindi) which can be identified with any of the following: 1) Garcinia morella Desr., 2) Euphorbia thomsoniana Boiss., 3) Argemone mexicana Linn., 4) Euphorbia pilosa Linn.—Also see Svarṇakṣīrī.

Svarṇakṣīrī is mentioned as having seven synonyms: Svarṇadugdhā, Svarṇāhvā, Rukmiṇī, Suvarṇā, Hemadugdhi (Hemadugdhī), Hemakṣīrī and Kāñcanī.

Properties and characteristics: “Svarṇakṣīrī is cooling (hima), bitter (tikta), anti-kapha and anti-pitta. It is anthemintic and very efficacious in dysuria, stones, oedema, burning sensation and fevers”.

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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»] — Svarnakshiri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Svarṇakṣīrī (स्वर्णक्षीरी).—f. (-rī) A medicinal kind of moon-plant, said to be brought from the Himalaya mountains. E. svarṇa gold, (like or yellow,) kṣīra milk, or milky sap, ṅīṣ fem. aff.

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

Svarṇakṣīrī (स्वर्णक्षीरी):—[=svarṇa-kṣīrī] [from svarṇa] f. Cleome Felina, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Svarṇakṣīrī (स्वर्णक्षीरी):—f. eine best. Pflanze, vulgo pisorā, pisoLā, welche durch ihren Geruch Fliegen پسو vertreibt, [Murathee] [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 5, 3.] [Rājanirghaṇṭa 5, 53.] [Ratnamālā 80.] [DHANV. 1, 90.] — Vgl. suvarṇakṣīrī .

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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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