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

  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:
“It increases bile, phlegm and digestive fire. It is sweet and agreeable”.

As per Bhāvaprakāśa

According to him:
“illīśa is sweet, oily and bright. It increases the (digestive) fire, creates bile and phlegm, is a light aphrodisiac and removes flatulence”.

References

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