|Etymology/ Definition||दौह्रदे श्रध्दायां । सु.शा.३/२१ गर्भेच्छापूर्विका मातुरिच्छा । च.शा. १/१५ चक्रपाणि|
|Reference||S.Sha.3/16 D`alhan`a, S.Sha.3/21 D`alhan`a|
|Literary Meaning||Wishes of a woman during pregnancy|
|Implied Meaning||These are specific wishes, desires expressed by a pregnant woman during fourth month of her pregnancy.|
|Elaboration||Pregnant women express various desires related to 5 senses ( S`habda , Spars`ha, Roopa , Rasa and Gandha ). These are the demands made by the growing foetus for its development. Hence it is necessary to fulfil those desires to avoid any untoward effect on the foetus, which may culminate in manifestation of congenital condition or anomaly.|
Sus`hruta states that fulfilment of these desires results in the birth of an Avyanga ( healthy ), Deerghaayu ( long living ) and healthy baby.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Various desires and cravings of an expectant mother|
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