Illīśaḥ

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Illisah, IllIZaH, Illishah


Ilīśa is a type of fish.

Gender

Illīśaḥ is a masculine form.


Synonyms: 2. vārikarpūraḥ 3. gāṅgeyaḥ 4. śapharādhipaḥ 5. jalatālaḥ - trikāṇḍaśeṣaḥ 6. ilīśaḥ 7. rājaśpharaḥ 8. illīśaḥ 9. jalatāpī - śabdaratnāvalī Rājavallabha and Rājanirghaṅṭa describe the charateristics of this fish as follows – “It increases bile, phlegm and digestive fire. It is sweet and agreeable”. Bhāvaprakāśa says, Trans. “illīśa is sweet, oily and bright. It increases the (digestive) fire, creates bile and phlegm, is a light aphrodisiac and removes flatulence”.


References

  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu