Illīśaḥ

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Illisah, IllIZaH, Illishah


Illīśaḥ is a type of fish.

Gender

Illīśaḥ is a masculine form.

Synonyms

  1. Vārikarpūraḥ
  2. Gāṅgeyaḥ
  3. Śapharādhipaḥ
  4. Jalatālaḥ[1]
  5. Ilīśaḥ
  6. Rājaśpharaḥ
  7. Jalatāpī[2]

Perspectives of Rishis

As per Rājavallabha and Rājanirghaṅṭa

They describe the characteristics of the fish as follows:

  1. It increases bile, phlegm and digestive fire.
  2. It is sweet and agreeable.

As per Bhāvaprakāśa

According to him:

  1. Illīśa is sweet, oily and bright.
  2. It increases the (digestive) fire, creates bile and phlegm.
  3. It is a light aphrodisiac which removes flatulence.

References

  1. As per Trikāṇḍaśeṣaḥ
  2. As per Śabdaratnāvalī
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu