Vahnishikha, aka: Vahniśikha, Vahni-shikha; 3 Definition(s)
Vahnishikha 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 Vahniśikha can be transliterated into English as Vahnisikha or Vahnishikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
1) Vahniśikha (वह्निशिख) is another name (synonym) for Kusumbha, which is the Sanskrit word for Carthamus tinctorius (safflower), a plant from the Asteraceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu, which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Kalamba are eaten as a vegetable (śāka).
2) Vahniśikhā (वह्निशिखा) is another name (synonym) for Lāṅgalī, which is the Sanskrit word for Gloriosa superba (flame lily), a plant from the Colchicaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu, which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Languages of India and abroad
2) saffower; स्यात् कुसुम्भं वह्निशिखं वस्त्ररञ्जकमित्यपि (syāt kusumbhaṃ vahniśikhaṃ vastrarañjakamityapi) Bhāva P.
Derivable forms: vahniśikham (वह्निशिखम्).
Vahniśikha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vahni and śikha (शिख).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-khaṃ) 1. Safflower, (Carthamus tinctorius.) 2. Saffron. f.
(-khā) A potherb, (Echites dichotoma.) E. vahni fire, and śikhā crest; also agniśikhā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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.
Starts with: Vahnishikhara.
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