By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Illisah, IllIZaH, Illishah
Ilīśa is a type of fish.
Illīśaḥ is a masculine form.
Perspectives of Rishis
As per Rājavallabha and Rājanirghaṅṭa
They 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”.
- As per Trikāṇḍaśeṣaḥ
- As per Śabdaratnāvalī
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu