nyagrodha न्यग्रोध

Definition: Growing downwards,’ is the name of the Ficus indica, a tree remarkable for sending down from its branches fibres which take root and form new stems. Though the tree is not mentioned by name in the Rigveda, it appears to have been known, as Pischel has shown from a hymn in which its characteristics may be recognized. It is frequently mentioned in the Atharvaveda and the later literature. The sacrificial bowls (Camasa) were made of its wood. It was doubtless of the greatest importance, as in modern times, to the Vedic village. The sister tree, the Aśvattha (Ficus religiosa), already occurs in the Rigveda.


Dictionary: vedic_index
Literary Sources:
Synonyms:
Wikipedia: No Wiki page found.
Wiki Articles:

Part of Speech: Coming soon
Gender: Coming soon

Commentary
No commentaries yet.

Discussion
comments powered by Disqus

Similar Words

Search
  

Parse Time: 0.044s Search Word: nyagrodha Input Encoding: IAST: nyagrodha


Donate