Vishakanya, Viṣakanyā: 4 definitions
Vishakanya 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 Viṣakanyā can be transliterated into English as Visakanya or Vishakanya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Viṣakanyā (विषकन्या):—A girl / woman made poisonous by administering small amount of poison to her, right from birth becomes poisonous.
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
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viṣakanyā (विषकन्या).—[feminine] venom-girl (said to cause the death of her lovers).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viṣakanyā (विषकन्या):—[=viṣa-kanyā] [from viṣa > viṣ] f. a girl supposed to cause the death of a man who has had intercourse with her, [Mudrārākṣasa; Kathāsaritsāgara]
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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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Search found 4 books and stories containing Vishakanya, Viṣakanyā, Visakanya, Visha-kanya, Viṣa-kanyā, Visa-kanya; (plurals include: Vishakanyas, Viṣakanyās, Visakanyas, kanyas, kanyās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 4 - The Use of Wine < [Part 4 - Some Aspects of Life in Caraka’s Times]
Chapter 22 - Pharmacy < [Part 2-3 - Medical Institutions in Ancient India]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 62 - Greatness of Śarmiṣṭhā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 61 - Birth of Viṣakanyā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)
Part 9 - Sentiments (rasa) used in a Nāṭaka < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭaka (critical study)]
Part 15 - Status of Women in the Mudrārākṣasa < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭaka (critical study)]
Part 3-6 - Nāṭaka rules < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭaka (critical study)]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)