Vishnuvallabha, aka: Viṣṇuvallabhā, Vishnu-vallabha; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Viṣṇuvallabhā can be transliterated into English as Visnuvallabha or Vishnuvallabha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Viṣṇuvallabhā (विष्णुवल्लभा) is another name for Tulasī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Ocimum tenuiflorum (holy basil), from the Lamiaceae 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. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 10.148-149), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Viṣṇuvallabhā (विष्णुवल्लभा).—

1) an epithet of Lakṣmī.

2) the holy basil.

Viṣṇuvallabhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viṣṇu and vallabhā (वल्लभा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣṇuvallabha (विष्णुवल्लभ).—mfn.

(-bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) Beloved by Vishnu. f.

(-bhā) 1. A plant, (Echites caryphyllata.) 2. A small fragrant shrub, (Ocymum sanctum.) 3. Lakshmi. E. viṣṇu Vishnu, vallabha the beloved.

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