Vishnuvallabha, Viṣṇuvallabhā, Vishnu-vallabha: 5 definitions

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Vishnuvallabha 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 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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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Viṣṇuvallabhā (विष्णुवल्लभा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Viṣṇusahasranāmaṭīkā.

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

1) Viṣṇuvallabha (विष्णुवल्लभ):—[=viṣṇu-vallabha] [from viṣṇu] mfn. beloved by V°, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Viṣṇuvallabhā (विष्णुवल्लभा):—[=viṣṇu-vallabhā] [from viṣṇu-vallabha > viṣṇu] f. Name of Lakṣmī, [Tantrasāra]

3) [v.s. ...] basil, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] = agni-śikhā (a kind of plant), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Echites Caryophyllata, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] Ocymum Sanctum, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

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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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