Candrikā

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Candrika, CandrikA, Candrikaa


  1. of the moon; moonlight
  2. fair; cool; soothing; pleasing
  3. the Garden cress creeper (Lepidum sativum); the Mallikā creeper (Jasminum sambac); Cardamom (Elletaria cardamomum); Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum); the medicinal plant Sarpagandhā, or Indian snakeroot (Rauvolfia serpentina); another name for the river Candrabhāgā, or the Chenab.