Yakshakardama, aka: Yakṣakardama, Yaksha-kardama; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Yakṣakardama can be transliterated into English as Yaksakardama or Yakshakardama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Yakṣakardama (यक्षकर्दम).—Ointment consisting of camphor, aloes, musk, sandal, and kakkola.

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra Vol-i
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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yakṣakardama (यक्षकर्दम).—n m S Perfumed paste; used esp. for anointing the body, and consisting of camphor, agallochum, musk &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Yakṣakardama (यक्षकर्दम).—an ointment consisting of camphor, agallochum, musk and Kakkola (according to others, also sandal and suffron) mixed in equal proportions; यक्षकर्दममृदून्मृदिताङ्गं (yakṣakardamamṛdūnmṛditāṅgaṃ) ... सिषिचुरुच्चकुचास्तम् (siṣicuruccakucāstam) N.21.7; (karpūrāguru- kasturīkakkolairyakṣakardamaḥ Ak.; kuṅkumāgurukastūrī karpūraṃ candanaṃ tathā | mahāsugandhamityuktaṃ nāmato yakṣakardamaḥ ||).

Derivable forms: yakṣakardamaḥ (यक्षकर्दमः).

Yakṣakardama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yakṣa and kardama (कर्दम).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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