From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
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 RājanirghaṅṭaThey describe the characteristics of the fish as follows:
“It increases bile, phlegm and digestive fire. It is sweet and agreeable”.
As per BhāvaprakāśaAccording to him:
“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