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Lac and the lac-insect in the Atharva-Veda

K. N. Dave

Lac and the lac-insect in the Atharva-Veda

by K. N. Dave

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Published by International Academy of Indian Culture in Nagpur .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vedas. Atharvaveda -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby K.N. Dave.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 98/61025 (B)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination16 p.
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL517230M
    LC Control Number98917038

    The phytophagous lac insect, Laccifera lacca secretes true lac, the only natural commercial resin of animal origin. Lac is actually secreted for protection by females. It generally infests about plant species and feed on the host tissues. The females are degenerated in form and feeds on . Atharva Veda, Maurice Bloomfield, tr., (Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 42), at Sacred Texts Hinduism Hymns of the Atharva-Veda translated by Maurice Bloomfield Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 42 [] This, the 42nd volume of the the Sacred Books of the East, is an anthology of representative hymns from the Arthrva-veda, the.

    Kerriidae is a family of scale insects, commonly known as lac insects or lac scales. Some members of the genera Metatachardia, Tachardiella, Austrotacharidia, Afrotachardina, Tachardina, and Kerria are raised for commercial purposes, though the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca. These insects secrete a waxy resin that is harvested and converted commercially into lac and shellac, used Class: Insecta. The word lac is derived from the Sanskrit word lākshā' (लाक्षा), which represents the number ,It was used for both the lac insect (because of their enormous number) and the scarlet resinous secretion it produces. This resin has been used for making traditional and tribal bangles, and still used as sealing wax by the India Post. It is also used as wood finish, skin cosmetic.

    Lac is an important commercial resin of several utilities (e.g., material construction, cosmetics, medicine). It is a resinous secretion of lac insect species from Asia and Central America [ The antiquity of the use of lac in India goes as far back as several thousand years. The Atharva Veda bears the title 'Laksha' and gives a brief account of lac, the lac insect, the medicinal use of lac and a prayer chum addressed to the female lac insect personified as a beautiful young maiden.


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Lac and the lac-insect in the Atharva-Veda by K. N. Dave Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Atharva Veda has sooktha titled ‘Laaksha’ reffering the Lac insect and also carries a praising prose for the personified fully grown female Lac insect. The Vedic Rishis knew that the resin is from the insect and also knew about the medicinal value of this unique resin, the only natural resin derived from an insect.

The word “lac” is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit word “Laksha,” meaning a hundred thousand, and is suggestive of the large number of insects involved in its production. The Atharva Veda describes the insect and its host plant (food plant) — Palas (Lakshataru).

From Atharva Veda it appears that knowledge about the lac insects, their biology, nature of secretion, and the uses of the secretions of the insect was known to man from the prehistoric time. In Sanskrit literature the tree, Butea monosperma has been referred to as the Laksataru, which is known to be the most common lac host.

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From the Back: THE ATHARVA-VEDA AND THE AYUR-VEDA By - Dr. V.W. Karambelkar The Atharvaveda and the Ayurveda is a research work on the most ancient document of the Indo Aryans- the Atharva-veda. It gives for the first time: History of Hindu Medicine of the Vedic Age; A comprehensive survey of the Vedic Ayurveda; Vedic treatment of ten diseases; Exhaustive discussions of anatomy &.

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Lac insect, its development and life cycle. In Sharma, K.K. and Ramani, R. (eds) Recent advances in lac culture. Lac insect systemetics and geographical distribution. Cultivation of lac not only provides livelihood to millions of lac growers, but also helps in conserving vast stretches of forests and biodiversity associated with lac insect complex.

The lac ecosystem is a complex multi-trophic web of flora and fauna; of the 99 species falling under nine genera recorded from the world, 26 species belonging to Cited by: 1. Lac Secretion(Lac Culture): Lac is a resinous substance secreted by certain glands present in the abdomen of the lac insects.

The secretion of lac begins immediately after the larval settlement on the new and tender shoots. This secretion appears first as a shining layer which soon gets hardened after coming in contact with air.

History of Shellac (Lac) Lac has been known in India from very early times. There is accurate description of the lac insect and the host papas (Lakshataru), in the Atharva Veda estimated to be thousands of years old.

In the early Hindu epic Mahabharata (over 2, years old), there is mention of lac being used in the construction of a palace (jatugriha) to house the Pandavas with the ulterior.

Título: Lac and the Lac-insect in the Atharva-Veda Creador: K. Dave Género: Impresora: no defined Identidad Clave: hAQHfAEACAAJ Código del libro: OCLC Oficiales de Idiomas: OCLC El número de hojas: 16 Lanzamiento:   • In the Kusumi farms, Kusum (Schleichera oleosa) is the major lac host plant species of Kusumi stain of lac insect.

Five coupe system with equal number of trees in each coupe having 18 months rest in between pruning and inoculation is adopted. Chattopadhyay, The Atharva veda is a book of knowledge compiled last in the series of chatur veda.

It derives its name from Sanskrit word ‘Atharvaveda’ which means procedures for everyday life. There is an enormous collection of mantras in : Saksham Pratap Singh.

In This vedio I told you about lac insect, its male and female types. Plz subscribe. thanks for watching. The book name is "Applied and Economic Zoology " written by.

The adult lac insect. Shows a marked phenomenon of sexual dimorphism. The male and female insect varies in shape, size and also in presence or absence of certain body parts. Structure of Male Lac-insect: It is larger in size and red in colour. The body is typically divided into head, thorax and abdomen.

Lac culture and Cultivation 1. Dinesh C. Sharma, K.M. Govt. Girls P.G. College Badalpur, G.B. Nagar 2. Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of a number of species of lac insects, of which the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca and Laccifer lacca (India).

Lac is been in use in India since Vedic period. Its earliest reference is found in Atharva Veda. The name lac seems to be derived from the word Laksha meaning one lac in Sanskrit which is suggestive of the large number of insects settled on young succulent shoots of the host plant.

The Atharvaveda is a collection of 20 books, with a total of hymns of about 6, stanzas. The text is, state Patrick Olivelle and other scholars, a historical collection of beliefs and rituals addressing practical issues of daily life of the Vedic society, and it is not a liturgical Yajurveda-style collection.

The Atharva Veda has sooktha titled ‘Laaksha’ reffering the Lac insect and also carries a praising prose for the personified fully grown female Lac insect. The Vedic Rishis knew that the resin is from the insect and also knew about the medicinal value of this unique.

About the Book Since the publication of the Atharva-Veda by Roth and Whitney init has been subjected to various types of studies-lnterpretative, historical, religious and cultural.

But a comparative study embracing all the aspects of the language of the Atharva- Veda has so far remained untouched. The present work is a grammatical study of the language of the fourth Veda.BIOLOGY Laccifer lacca, (=Tachardia lacca) is the commercially cultured lac insect.

It is mainly cultured in India and Bangladesh on the host plants such as ber, Zizyphusmauritiana, palas, Butea monosperma and kusum, Schleichera oleosa. But the art of making lac bangles is unique to India.

This natural resin has been mentioned in Indian texts as ancient as the Vedas, where the Laksha taru (the Lac tree) has been mentioned.

In the Atharva Veda, there is a small chapter devoted to the description of Lac insect, its habits and usefulness.