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Etymology/ Definitionपायसः क्षीरसिध्दाः तण्डुलाः । सु.उ.६०/१३ डल्हण
ReferenceS.Su.46/345 D`alhan`a, S.U.60/13 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – prepared with or made of milk
Implied MeaningPaayasa is rice cooked with milk.
ElaborationIt is heavy to digest, strengthening to body components. It also promotes adipose tissue and Kapha. It is similar in properties to that of Vilepee and is Visht`hamabhee [ Constipating due to obstruction of the urine or faeces, which causes painful defecation with aggravated flatus .]( S. Su. 46 / 345 D`alhan`a ).
It is contraindicated in persons having Agnimaandya ( digestive power at lower level ), obesity, and vitiated ulcers.
Other various forms of Paayasa described in different texts – Godhooma Paayasa, Eran`d`a Paayasa Chakradatta )
Contemporary ColloquialPorridge

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