ISBN 9788121510073,Plant Myths And Traditions In India (Revised And Enlarged Edition)

Plant Myths And Traditions In India (Revised And Enlarged Edition)

Rs500

Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121510073

ISBN-10 8121510074
Binding

Hard Back

Edition 4th
Number of Pages 165 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Medicine

Trees and plants play an important part in the myths and customs of India. Many are considered holy, often for reasons that are lost in the mists of antiquity - they are associated and identified with Gods, planets, months, etc. - certain plants are used as protection against witchcraft and the evil eye - some plants bring luck and are offered in the temples - and others play an important part in other religious rites. These traditions and myths form an important aspect of the Indian's mental background and Dr. Gupta, has performed a most useful service in bringing together all those are known on these subjects from the older Indian literature to modern research. The author discusses the forty-five most important trees and plants and describes the myths and customs connected with each. Specimens of Indian sculpture illustrating-the various myths are reproduced on numerous plates. Contents Forward Introduction List of Illustrations Months of the Vikram Samvat and the Corresponding Months of the Solar Calendar 1. Acacia Catechu, Willd, Khadira 2. Aegle Marmelos, Correa Ex Roxb., Bilva 3. Anthocephalus Cadamba, Miq., Kadamba 4. Arundo Donax Linn, Nalaka 5. Bombax Ceiba, Linn., Salmali 6. Butea Monosperma, (Lam.) Kuntze, Plaksha 7. Cocculus Cordifolius, (Willd.) Miers Ex Hook.F. & Thoms, Gaduchi 8. Cocos Nucifera, Linn., Narikel 9. Cynodon Dactylon, Pers, Durva Ghas 10. Desmostachya Bipinnata, Stapf'. Kusa Ghas 11. Diospyros Peregrina, (Gaertn.) Gurke, Tinduka 12. Elaeocarpus Sphaericus, (Gaertn.) K. Schum, Rudraksha 13. Emblica Officinalis, (Gaertn.) Amalak 14. Erythrina Variegata, Linn., Mandara 15. Euphorbia Neriifolia, Linn., Manasasij 16. Ficus Religiosa Linn., Aswattha 17. Ficus Benghalensis, Linn., Nyagrodha 18. Ficus Krishnae C.D.C., Krishna's Cup 19. Ficus Glomerata, Roxb, Udumbara 20. Hiptage Benghalensis, Kurz, Madhavi Lata 21. Imperata Arundinaceae, Cyr., Munja Ghas 22. Ischaemum Augustifolium, Hack., Sabai 23. Mangifera Indica, Linn., Amra 24. Mostera Deliciosa, Liebm., Amarphal 25. Musa Paradisiaca, Linn., Kadali 26. Nelumbo Nucifera, Gaert, Pundarika 27. Nicotiana Tabaccum, Linn., Tambaku 28. Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis, Linn., Parijata 29. Ocimum Sanctum, Linn., Tulasi 30. Oryza Sativa, Linn., Dhanya, Rice 31. Pandanus Odoratissimus, Linn. F., Ketaki 32. Prosopis Ceneraria, Druce, Sami 33. Piper Betle, Linn., Tambula, Paan 34. Putranjiva Roxburghii, Wall., Jivaka 35. Saraca Asoca, (Roxb.) De Wilde, Asoka 36. Sarcostemma Acidum, Voigt, Soma 37. Sesamum Indicum, Linn., Tila, Sesame 38. Shorea Robusta, Gaertn.F. Sala 39. Tamarindus Indica, Linn., Tintrini 40. Terminalia Arjuna, (Roxb.) Wight and Arn., Arjuna 41. Terminalia Bellirica (Roxb.)., Vibhitika 42. Terminalia Alata, Heyne Ex Roth, Saja 43. Typha Elephantina, Roxb., Non Grah., Eraka 44. Vigna Mungo, (Linn.) Hepper, Masha, Urad 45. Zizyphus Mauritiana, Lam., Vadari
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