| Botanical info||A perennial twining herb with terete stems and branches, growing throughout India in hedges and thickets, leaves compound, imparipinnate, blue or white flowers, fruits nearly straight, flattened pods, sharply beaked, seeds 6 - 10, yellowish brown|
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 51)
aparājita, mf(ā)n. unconquered, unsurpassed, RV. &c.; m. a poisonous insect, Suśr.; Vishṇu; Śiva; one of the eleven Rudras, Hariv.; a class of divinities (constituting one portion of the so-called Anuttara divinities of the Jainas); N. of a serpent-demon, MBh.; of a son of Kṛishṇa, BhP.; of a mythical sword, Kathās.; (ā), f. (with diś) the northeast quarter, AitBr. &c.; Durgā; several plants, Clitoria Ternatea, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Sesbania AEgyptiaca; a species of the Śarkari metre (of four lines, each containing fourteen syllables).
Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 355)
girikarṇikā, f. id., i, iv; 'having mountains for seed-vessels', the earth, L.; a variety of Achyranthes with white blossoms, L.
Tamil Lexicon, University of Madras (p. 927)
kirikaṉṉi: 01 Durgā as a form of Pārvatī
02 White flowered mussell-shell creeper