Yajnanga, aka: Yajñāṅga, Yajna-anga, Yajñāṅgā; 6 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Yajñāṅga (यज्ञाङ्ग) is another name for Bhāraṅgī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Clerodendrum serratum (beetle killer). 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 5.149-150), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Yajñāṅgā (यज्ञाङ्गा) is another name for Somavallī, a medicinal plant identified with Sarcostemma brevistigma (synonym of Sarcostemma acidum or leafless east-Indian vine) from the Apocynaceae or “dog-away” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.98-99 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 Yajñāṅgā and Somavallī, there are a total of eleven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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.
Languages of India and abroad
yajñāṅga (यज्ञांग).—n S (yajña & aṅga) Any part of a sacrificial ceremony.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
yajñāṅga (यज्ञांग).—n Any part of a sacrifice.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) a part of a sacrifice.
2) any sacrificial requisite, a means of a sacrifice; यज्ञाङ्गयोनित्वमवेक्ष्य यस्य (yajñāṅgayonitvamavekṣya yasya) Ku.1.17. (-gaḥ) 1 the glomerous figtree (udumbara).
2) the Khadira tree.
3) Name of Viṣṇu.
4) the black-spotted antelope.
Derivable forms: yajñāṅgam (यज्ञाङ्गम्).
Yajñāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and aṅga (अङ्ग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ṅgaḥ) 1. The glomerous fig, (Ficus glomerata, Rox.) 2. A plant, (Siphonanthus Indica.) 3. A part of any sacrificial ceremony. E. yajña a sacrifice, aṅga a member.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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