Vrisha, Vṛṣa, Vṛṣā, Vṛśa: 30 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Vṛṣa and Vṛṣā and Vṛśa can be transliterated into English as Vrsa or Vrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Vrash.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Vṛṣa (वृष, “strong, potent”):—Another name for Vāsā, a medicinal plant (Adhatoda vasica) used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Vṛṣa (वृष) refers to “potent man” and is mentioned in verse 1.5 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Vṛṣa (“potent man”) has been translated by the corresponding abstract noun ro-tsa “potency”, spelt ro-rtsa in Bu-ston’s quotation.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1a) Vṛṣā (वृषा) is another name for Ākhukarṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Ipomoea reniformis, synonym of Merremia emarginata (kidney leaf morning glory) from the Convolvulaceae or “morning glory family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.67-68 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vṛṣā and Ākhukarṇī, there are a total of twenty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
1b) Vṛṣā (वृषा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Vāsā, a medicinal plant identified with Adhatoda vasica Nees, synonym of Justicia adhatoda (“malabar nut”), from the Acanthaceae or acanthus family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.47-49. Together with the names Vṛṣa and Vāsā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Vṛṣa (वृष) is mentioned as a synonym for Ṛṣabhaka, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Microstylis muscifera Ridley which is a synonym of Malaxis muscifera (Lindl.) or “fly bearing malaxis” from the Orchidaceae or “orchid” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.11-13. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Vṛṣa and Ṛṣabhaka, there are a total of twenty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Vṛṣa (वृष) is another name for “Vāśā” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vṛṣa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Vṛṣa (वृष) refers to the Amrit Mahal breed of the Bullock (Bos Taurus), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Vṛṣa (वृष):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the 2nd century Matsyapurāṇa and the Viśvakarmaprakāśa, both featuring a list of 20 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.
Vṛṣa is found in another list in the Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra, chapter 63, where it is listed in the group named Nāgara, containing 20 different prāsādas (temples/buildings).
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
Vṛṣa (वृष) is explain as either (a) “mahokṣa” (i.e., ‘large bull’) or (b) bulls dedicated by the rite called vṛṣotsarga, according to Parāśaramādhava (Vyavahāra, p. 268). (Also see the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.242)Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts
Vṛṣa (वृष) (or Vṛṣabha, Balīvarda) refers to the animal “Bullock” (Bos tauras).—The Smṛtis mention several domestic as well as wild animals that are enumerated in context of specifying expiation for killing them, the flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the Manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites, the law of transmigration due to various sins committed as well as in the context of specifying gifts to be given on various occasions. These animals [viz., Vṛṣa] are chiefly mentioned in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [Chap.6], Gautamasmṛti [17.2 and 15.1], Śātātapasmṛti [II.45-54], Uśānasmṛti [IX.7-9; IX.12-13], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.170-171; I.175; I.258- 260], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.3;51.6;51.26;51.33;80.3-14], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.15-17], Prajāpatismṛti [Śrāddhatyājyavastuvarṇanam. 138-143], 9 Kāśyapasmṛti [Section on Prāyaścittavarṇanam], Vṛddha Hārītasmṛti [6.253-255] and Kātyāyanasmṛti [27.11].
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Vṛṣa (वृष).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva Chapter 45, Stanza 64).
2) Vṛṣa (वृष).—An asura (demon). He is included among those who ruled over this earth in days of old. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 227, Stanza 51).
3) Vṛṣa (वृष).—A King of the family of Bharata who was the son of Śakuntalā. It is stated that he had a brother called Durmarṣaṇa. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).
4) Vṛṣa (वृष).—An incarnation of Śiva in the form of an ox. The following is a story that occurs in Śiva Purāṇa, Śatarudasaṃhitā, about this incarnation.
When the Devas and the Asuras united together and churned the sea of milk, ever so many noble objects rose up to the surface of the sea. Several beautiful damsels also came up. Viṣṇu grew amorous of them and thus thousands of sons were born by them. These sons who were born in the Pātāla (Nether world), by and by, came up and began to do harm to the dwellers of the earth. At this time Śiva took the incarnation in the form of an ox to study the situation properly. In this disguise Śiva entered Pātāla and took by stealth the Sudarśana (the weapon of Viṣṇu) and drove him to heaven. When Viṣṇu had gone from Pātāla, he had advised his sons to stay in Pātāla. Vṛṣa who came to know of this, cursed them:—"Any man, other than the peaceful hermits and Dānavas (asuras) who are born from my portion, who enters Pātāla shall die." From that day onwards, the world of Pātāla became a forbidden place for men.
5) Vṛṣa (वृष).—One of the sons of Kārtavīryārjuna. It is mentioned in Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, that this prince escaped from the Kṣatriya extermination of Paraśurāma.
6) Vṛṣā (वृषा).—An Indian river famous in the Purāṇas. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 35).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Vṛṣa (वृष).—A son of Śṛnjaya and Rāṣṭrapāli.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 42.
1b) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Satyā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 13.
1c) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Kālindī.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 14.
1d) One of the ten horses of the moon's chariot.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 56; Matsya-purāṇa 126. 52; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 53.
1e) A Vaikuṇṭha god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 57.
1g) A son of Anāyuṣā: Father of Śrāddhāda, Yajnahā, Brahmahā and Paśuhā, all cruel minded.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 31.
1h) The sacred well in Devikā. Here is the Jātavedaśilā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 41; Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 41-4.
1i) The Vedic lore rooted in Brahmacarya.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 36-7.
1j) A son of Kārtavīrya who escaped Paraśurāma: a mahāratha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 13; 69. 50; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 49.
1k) The Indra of the epoch of the III Sāvarṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 77; 18. 8.
1l) A Maheśvara Gaṇa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 266. 42.
1m) A palace in the form of a bull*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 269. 36, 45.
1o) A son of Pāra.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 177.
1p) A son of Bharata and father of Madhu.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 25-6.
2) Vṛṣā (वृषा).—A line of kings in Vidiśa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 366.
Vṛṣa (वृष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.19, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vṛṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
1) Vṛṣa (वृष) or Vṛṣabha refers to the “sign of Taurus”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If the sun and moon should be eclipsed when in the sign of Aries (Meṣa), the Pāñcālas, the Kaliṅgas, the Sūrasenas, the people of Kāmboja, of Odra, of Kirāta, soldiers and persons who live by fire will be afflicted with miseries. If the sun or moon should be eclipsed when in the sign of Taurus (Vṛṣabha) [i.e., vṛṣa], shepherds, cows, their owners and eminent men will suffer miseries”.
2) Vṛṣa (वृष) refers to the fifteenth of the sixty-year cycle of Jupiter, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8).—Accordingly, “The five years of the third yuga sacred to Indra are known as—1. Īśvara, 2. Bahudhānya, 3. Pramāthin, 4. Vikrama and 5. Vṛṣa. In the first two years mankind will enjoy the happiness of Kṛtayuga. In the year Pramāthin they will feel miserable but in the years Vikrama and Vṛṣa they will again be happy”.
3) Vṛṣa (वृष) [=Vṛśa] or Vṛṣadvīpa refers to a country belonging to “Āgneyī (south-eastern division)” classified under the constellations of Āśleṣā, Maghā and Pūrvaphālguni, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Āśleṣā, Maghā and Pūrvaphālguni represent the south-eastern division consisting of [i.e., Vṛṣa] [...]”.Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas
Vṛṣa (वृष) or Vṛṣaprajā refers to the fifteenth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native having birth in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘vrisha’ praises the work done by his own self, does things which are blameworthy, remains in the company of men of vicious or wicked conduct, accomplishes things for others, has many wives, is dirty (base), lazy and avaricious (greedy).
According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year vrisha (2001-2002 AD) will be a pauper, lost to all sense of shame and engaged in doing what is wrong.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Vṛṣa (वृष) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped in the eastern quarter and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (e.g., Vṛṣa).
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Vṛṣa (वृष) is the fifteenth of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Vṛṣa], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Vṛṣa (वृष) refers to “(climbing) a bull” (in a dream), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.8-13, while describing auspicious dreams]—“[The dreamer] crosses over the ocean and river. Likewise sunrise and indeed blazing fire [are auspicious. Also auspicious is when the dreamer] sees planets, constellations, stars and the disk of the moon. [When the dreamer] ascends the palace or a turret of the palace, climbs a mountain top, tree, elephant, young animal, bull (vṛṣa), horse, or man. [In auspicious dreams one] sees a chariot and also sees the siddhamantra, obtains the perfected oblation and sees the gods, etc. [...]”
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Vṛṣa (वृष) is the name of a plant of some kind in the Kāṭhaka-saṃhitā. Later the Gendarussa vulgaris is so styled. Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā has Vṛśa, which Böhtlingk takes to mean a small animal, a quite possible sense. Cf. Yevāṣa.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Vrisha (वृष), Achala(अचल): Sakuni's brothers.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)
1) Vṛṣa (वृष) (in Chinese: Fou-li-cha) refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Vṛṣa, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Yakṣas Manohara and Śīlabhadra; the Nāgarāja Meghodara; the Goddess Sao-po-tche-lo.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Vrisha in India is the name of a plant defined with Justicia adhatoda in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adhatoda zeylanica Medik. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Historia et Commentationes Academiae Electoralis Scientiarum et Elegantiorum Literarum Theodoro-Palatinae (1790)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1847)
· Research Bulletin (1970)
· Botanical Gazette (1974)
· Bulletin of the Botanical Society of Bengal (1978)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Vrisha, for example side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vṛśa (वृश).—A rat.
-śā A drug.
Derivable forms: vṛśaḥ (वृशः).
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Vṛṣa (वृष).—1 A bull; असंपदस्तस्य वृषेण गच्छतः (asaṃpadastasya vṛṣeṇa gacchataḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.8; Meghadūta 54; R.2.35; Manusmṛti 9.123.
2) The sign Taurus of the zodiac.
3) The chief or best of a class, the best of its kind; (often at the end of comp.); मुनिवृषः, कपिवृषः (munivṛṣaḥ, kapivṛṣaḥ) &c.
4) The god of love.
5) A strong or athletic man.
6) A lustful man, a man of one of the four classes into which men are divided in erotic works; बहुगुणबहुबन्धः शीघ्रकामो नताङ्गः । सकलरुचिरदेहः सत्यवादी वृषो ना (bahuguṇabahubandhaḥ śīghrakāmo natāṅgaḥ | sakalaruciradehaḥ satyavādī vṛṣo nā) || Ratimañjarī 37.
7) An enemy, adversary.
8) A rat.
9) The bull of Śiva.
1) Morality, justice; justice personified; वृषो हि भगवान् धर्मः (vṛṣo hi bhagavān dharmaḥ) Manusmṛti 8.16.
11) Virtue, a pious or meritorious act; न सद्गतिः स्याद् वृषवर्जितानां (na sadgatiḥ syād vṛṣavarjitānāṃ) Kīr. K.9.62 (where vṛṣa means a 'bull' also).
12) Name of Karṇa.
13) Name of Viṣṇu.
14) Name of a particular drug.
15) The principal die.
17) A particular form of a temple.
18) Ground suitable for the foundation of a house.
19) A male, any male animal.
-ṣam 1 A peacock's plumage.
2) A woman's apartment.
Derivable forms: vṛṣaḥ (वृषः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ) 1. A rat. 2. A flower, (Justicia ganderussa.) f.
(-śā) A drug. n.
(-śaṃ) Ginger. E. vṛ to choose, śak Unadi aff.: see vṛṣa .
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(-ṣaḥ) 1. A bull. 2. The sign Taurus of the zodiac. 3. Virtue, moral merit. 4. Virtue personified, as a bull or the bull of Siva. 5. A man of a lecherous disposition, one of the four descriptions into which men are divided in erotic works. 6. A rat. 7. A drug, commonly Rishabha. 8. A plant, (Justicia ganderussa.) 9. (In composition,) Excellent, pre-eminent. 10. A name of Karna. 11. Vishnu. 12. An enemy, an adversary. 13. Particular ground, judged proper for the foundation of a house. 14. Love or Kama. 15. A strong or athletic man. n.
(-ṣaṃ) A peacock’s plumage or tail. f.
(-ṣā) 1. A plant, (Salvinia cuculata.) 2. Cowach, (Carpopogon pruriens.) f. (-ṣī) The seat of the religious student or one used by ascetics, formed of Kusa grass. E. vṛṣ to sprinkle, aff. ka or ac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛṣa (वृष).—[vṛṣ + a], I. m. 1. A bull, [Hitopadeśa] 58, 16. 2. The sign Taurus. 3. A rat (as in vṛṣa-daṃśaka, m. A cat, Sāh. D. 303, 6). 4. As latter part of comp. nouns, Excellent, pre-eminent. Ii. f. ṣī, The seat of the religious student, made of Kuśa grass (cf. [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 23). Mahābhārata 13, 462. Iii. n. A peacock’s tail.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛśa (वृश).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.
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Vṛṣa (वृष).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.
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Vṛṣa (वृष).—[masculine] man, husband, male of animals, [especially] bull (old only —°), [with] gavām the first of the dice; i.[grammar] chief or best of ([genetive] or —°); [Epithet] of Śiva, Viṣṇu, etc., [Name] of [several] men.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vṛśa (वृश):—m. a [particular] small animal ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ‘a mouse or rat’; cf. 1. vṛṣa), [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]
2) Name of a man (with the [patronymic] jāra, jāna, or vaijāna, supposed author of [Ṛg-veda v, 2]), [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa; Anukramaṇikā] etc. (also written vṛṣa)
3) Gendarussa Vulgaris, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Vṛśā (वृशा):—[from vṛśa] f. a [particular] drug, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) Vṛśa (वृश):—n. ginger, [Horace H. Wilson]
6) Vṛṣa (वृष):—[from vṛṣ] 1. vṛṣa m. ([probably] later form of vṛṣan) a man, male, husband, [Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] the male of any animal (See aśva-v)
8) [v.s. ...] a bull (in older language only ifc.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
9) [v.s. ...] the zodiacal sign Taurus, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
10) [v.s. ...] a strong or potent man (one of the four classes into which men are divided in erotic works.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) [v.s. ...] the chief of a class or anything the most excellent or preeminent or best of its kind (e.g. vṛṣo ṅgulinām, the chief among fingers, the thumb; vṛṣo gavām or simply vṛṣaḥ, the bull among cows, the principal die in a game at dice; often ifc. e.g. kapivṛṣāḥ, the chief monkeys), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
12) [v.s. ...] Justice or Virtue personified as a bull or as Śiva’s bull, [Manu-smṛti viii, 16; Purāṇa; Kāvyādarśa]
13) [v.s. ...] just or virtuous act, virtue, moral merit, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Vāsavadattā]
14) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]
15) [v.s. ...] semen virile, [Vāsavadattā]
16) [v.s. ...] water, [ib. [Scholiast or Commentator]]
17) [v.s. ...] a mouse or rat (cf. vṛśa and -daṃśa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
18) [v.s. ...] an enemy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
19) [v.s. ...] a [particular] form of a temple, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
20) [v.s. ...] a piece of ground suitable for the foundation of a house, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
21) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata]
22) [v.s. ...] of Indra, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
23) [v.s. ...] of the Sun, [ib.]
24) [v.s. ...] of Kāma-deva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
25) [v.s. ...] of the regent of the Karaṇa Catuṣ-pada, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
26) [v.s. ...] of Indra in the 11th Manvantara, [Purāṇa]
27) [v.s. ...] of a Sādhya, [Harivaṃśa]
28) [v.s. ...] of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata]
29) [v.s. ...] of an Asura (= vṛṣabha), [Kāvyādarśa]
30) [v.s. ...] of two sons of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
31) [v.s. ...] of Karṇa, [Mahābhārata]
32) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vṛṣa-sena and grandson of Karṇa, [Harivaṃśa]
33) [v.s. ...] of a Yādava and son of Madhu, [ib.]
34) [v.s. ...] of a son of Sṛñjaya, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
35) [v.s. ...] of an ancient king, [Mahābhārata]
36) [v.s. ...] of one of the 10 horses of the Moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
37) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] Gendarussa Vulgaris or Adhatoda; Boerhavia Procumbens or Variegata; a species of bulbous plant growing on the Himavat etc.), [Kāṭhaka; Suśruta]
38) Vṛṣā (वृषा):—[from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] a f. Gendarussa Vulgaris or Adhatoda, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
39) [v.s. ...] Salvinia Cucullata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
40) [v.s. ...] Mucuna Pruritus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
41) [v.s. ...] Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]
42) Vṛṣa (वृष):—[from vṛṣ] n. a woman’s apartment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
43) [v.s. ...] myrobalan, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]; a peacock’s plumage or tail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
44) [v.s. ...] cf. [Latin] verres for verses; [Lithuanian] vérszis.
45) [from vṛṣ] 2. vṛṣa (not always separable from 1. vṛṣa), in [compound] for vṛṣan.
46) Vṛṣā (वृषा):—[from vṛṣ] b in [compound] for vṛṣa or vṛṣan.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vṛśa (वृश):—(śaḥ) 1. m. A rat; a justicia flower. f. A drug. n. Ginger.
2) Vṛṣa (वृष):—(ṣaḥ) 1. m. A bull, sign taurus; virtue; a lecher; a rat; a drug; an enemy; Karna; Vishnu; Kāma. f. (ṣā) A plant, Salvinia. f. (ṣī) See vṛṣī. n. Peacock’s tail or plumage. (In comp.) Excellent.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vṛṣa (वृष) [Also spelled vrash]:—(nm) a bull, bullock; —[rāśi] the zodiacal sign—Taurus.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the plant Zingiber cassumunnar of Zingiberaceae family.
2) [noun] its rhizome; cassynbar ginger.
3) [noun] the annual plant Raphanus sativus of Brassicaceae family; radish plant.
4) [noun] its pungent root eaten either as raw or cooked; radish.
5) [noun] any of a large number of small, widespread rodents belonging to various families and having small ears and a long, thin tail, esp., a species (Mus musculus) that commonly infests buildings; a mouse.
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1) [noun] an ox or bull.
2) [noun] the divine Bull, the vehicle of Śiva.
3) [noun] that which is most excellent one in its class; the best of its kind.
4) [noun] Manmatha, the Love-God.
5) [noun] a strong, powerful man.
6) [noun] the male of any animal.
7) [noun] an antagonist; an enemy.
8) [noun] any of a large number of small, widespread rodents belonging to various families and having small ears and a long, thin tail, esp., a species (Mus musculus) that commonly infests buildings; a mouse.
9) [noun] Indra, the chief of gods.
10) [noun] Viṣṇu.
11) [noun] water.
12) [noun] a kind of medicine.
13) [noun] the plant Adhatoda vasica ( = Justicia adhatoda) of Acanthaceae family.
14) [noun] the plant Boerhaavia diffusa ( = B. procumbens, = B. repens) of Nyctaginaceae family.
15) [noun] the plant Salvinia cucullata of Salviniaceae family.
16) [noun] the plant Mucuna prurita ( = M. puriens) of Papilionaceae family.
17) [noun] the system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc.; ethics.
18) [noun] religious merit.
19) [noun] an act, deed that gives the desired fruit.
20) [noun] a righteous, virtuous man.
21) [noun] righteousness; virtuousness.
22) [noun] a very lustful man.
23) [noun] (jain.) Vřṣabhanātha, the first spiritual teacher of Jainism.
24) [noun] (archit.) a type of twelve-cubit wide building which has one storey, one turret and is round.
25) [noun] (astrol.) the second sign of the zodiac; the Taurus.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+253): Vrisha-vimshopaka, Vrishabha, Vrishabhacala, Vrishabhacarita, Vrishabhaceshtita, Vrishabhacheshtita, Vrishabhadana, Vrishabhadeva, Vrishabhadhvaja, Vrishabhadhvajeshvaramahatmya, Vrishabhadhvamkshi, Vrishabhadri, Vrishabhadrimahatmya, Vrishabhagati, Vrishabhagiri, Vrishabhaikadasha, Vrishabhaikasahasra, Vrishabhajataka, Vrishabhaka, Vrishabhakathanaka.
Ends with (+13): Anupavrisha, Ashtavrisha, Ashvavrisha, Caturvrisha, Dashavrisha, Dushtavrisha, Dvivrisha, Ekavrisha, Govrisha, Harivrisha, Kaundivrisha, Kharivrisha, Kshmavrisha, Kundavrisha, Kundivrisha, Madhuvrisha, Mahavrisha, Navavrisha, Nilavrisha, Nirvrisha.
Full-text (+275): Vrishancana, Vrishantaka, Govrisha, Vrishavahana, Vrishabhasa, Vrishotsarga, Vrishahara, Vrishadamshaka, Vrishakapi, Kshmavrisha, Vrishakapayi, Vrishadamsha, Vrishanka, Vrishashila, Vrishadarbhi, Vrishashatru, Vrishi, Vrishadarbha, Vrishadhvaja, Vrishanashana.
Search found 57 books and stories containing Vrisha, Vṛṣa, Vṛṣā, Vrsa, Vṛśa, Vṛśā; (plurals include: Vrishas, Vṛṣas, Vṛṣās, Vrsas, Vṛśas, Vṛśās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.33.10 < [Sukta 33]
Rig Veda 5.36.5 < [Sukta 36]
Rig Veda 9.64.1 < [Sukta 64]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verses 6.19.29-30 < [Chapter 19 - In the First Fortress of Dvārakā, the Glories of Līlā-sarovara, etc.]
Verse 1.6.47 < [Chapter 6 - Description of Kaṃsa’s Strength]
Verse 1.2.47 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Abode of Śrī Goloka]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.3.49 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Verse 2.1.345 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 4.8.35 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.2 - Temple (prāsāda) architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2.2 - Different names of Śiva < [Chapter 4 - Religious aspects of the Matsyapurāṇa]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
9. Rudra in the Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa < [Chapter 3 - Rudra-Śiva in the Brāhmaṇa Literature]
2. Epithets of Rudra-Śiva tracked in the Brāhmaṇa literature < [Chapter 6b - Epithets (References)]
4c. Rudra in the Yajñavāstu ceremony < [Chapter 4 - Rudra-Śiva in the Post-Brāhmaṇic Literature]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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