|Etymology/ Definition||रागः सितारुचकसिन्धूत्थैः सवृक्षानम्लपरुषकैः । |
षाडवाः पुनर्मधुराम्ललवणसंयोगजा नानाविधाः ॥ सु. सू. ४६/८३ डल्हण
|Literary Meaning||M / W – a kind of sweetmeat or syrup compounded of grapes and pomegranates and the juice of Phaseolus mungo ( or of half ripe mango fruit with ginger, cardamoms, oil ).|
|Implied Meaning||Raagashaad`ava is prepared by boiling fresh mango fruit with sugar candy, adding oil as well as the powder of dry ginger into it.|
|Elaboration||According to D`alhan`a, Raaga is prepared with sugar, citron, rock salt, Vrikshaamla , ( Tamarindus indicum ), Perushaka ( Grewia asciatica ), fresh juice of Jamboo ( Eugenia Jambolana ) fruit, and Raajika ( Sinapis Ramosa ), whereas Shaad`ava is prepared with the combination of both the sweet and sour ingredients.|
Various types of Raagashaad`ava are pungent, sour, sweet, saline in taste and they are Laghu ( easy to digest ), palatable, cardio – tonic and carminative.
Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 09:11 am