Vrishaka, Vṛṣaka: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vṛṣaka can be transliterated into English as Vrsaka or Vrishaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vṛṣaka (वृषक).—Son of Subala the King of Gāndhāra. The following information about him is taken from Mahābhārata.

(i) He was present at the Svayaṃvara marriage of Draupadī. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Stanza 5). He was present at the Rājasūya sacrifice (royal consecration) of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 7).

(ii) He was a prominent archer of the army of the Kauravas. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 168, Stanza 1).

(iii) In the battle of Bhārata this Vṛṣaka was killed by Arjuna. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 30, Stanza 2).

(iv) Vṛṣaka also was there among those brave men of the Kuru family who appeared on the surface of the Gangetic water by the invocation of Vyāsa. (Mahābhārata Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 32, Stanza 12).

2) Vṛṣaka (वृषक).—A Kaliṅga prince. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Karṇa Parva, Chapter 5, Stanza 33, that he also was killed in the battle of Bhārata.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vṛṣaka (वृषक).—A son of Chāyā and Puṣṭi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 83.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vṛṣaka (वृषक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vṛṣaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vrsaka 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 Justicia adhatoda Mart. ex Nees (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores (Wallich) (1829)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1996)
· Helios (1893)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛṣaka (वृषक).—[vṛṣa + ka], m. A proper name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛṣaka (वृषक).—[masculine] a cert. plant, [Name] of a king.

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

1) Vṛṣaka (वृषक):—[from vṛṣ] m. a species of plant, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a king (son of Su-bala), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (with indrasya) Name of various Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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Vrishaka 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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