From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. that which is pleases or gladdens
  2. fragrant; soothing; pleasing
  3. the fragrant wood of the tree Pterocarpus santalinus, which is prized for its fragrance and oil, and is used primarily for healthcare purposes, beauty and grooming products, and in religious/ devotional rituals by Hindus; saffron or Crocus sativus (fem: candanā): the Indian Ringnecked Parakeet (P. krameri manillensis)