Vrishagandha, Vṛṣagandhā, Vrisha-gandha: 3 definitions

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Vrishagandha 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 Vṛṣagandhā can be transliterated into English as Vrsagandha or Vrishagandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vṛṣagandhā (वृषगन्धा) is another name for Vastrāntrī, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Ipomoea hederacea or “ivy-leaved morning glory” from the Convolvulaceae (“bindweed” or “morning glory”) family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.96-97 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 Vṛṣagandhā and Vastrāntrī, there are a total of six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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[«previous next»] — Vrishagandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛṣagandhā (वृषगन्धा):—[=vṛṣa-gandhā] [from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] f. Argyreia Speciosa or Argentea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Vrishagandha in German

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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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