Dardura, 5 Definition(s)
Dardura (दर्दुर) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “frog” of the smaller variety. According to the Manusmṛti XII.64, one is reborn as a dardura when commiting the sin of stealing linen. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. The Dharmaśāstra represents a branch of Hindu science dealing with a religious law and universal customs.
Dardura (दर्दुर) is a Sanskrit word for a variety of rice (ṣaṣṭika) which is said to have a superior quality, according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The literal translation of the word is “a cloud”. The plant Dardura is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Dardura is said to be cold, unctuous, non-heavy, promoting the stability of and alleviates the three doṣas.
Dardura (दर्दुर):—One of the two variations of Rasaka (‘zinc ore, calamine’), which is part of the mahārasa group of minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara (treatise on rasaśāstra, a Sanskrit work on ‘Indian medicinal alchemy’). Kāravellaka is used for satvapātana purposes. It is considered as sarvamehahare (that which destroys all types of meha (urinary) rogas) and also pitta-śleṣma-vināśana (that which pacifies pitta-doṣa and kapha-doṣa).
Rasaka is of two types, viz: 1. Kāravellaka; and 2. Dardura. Nāgārjuna, the father of Indian...
Kutapa (कुतप).—The three ensembles (kutapa), described immediately before the ‘f...
1) Daddula, 2 (nt.) (Sk. dārdura?) in nahāru° (v. l. dala & dadalla) both at M.I, 188 (kukkuṭap...
Śūkadhānyavarga (शूकधान्यवर्ग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classif...
Ṣaṣṭika (षष्टिक) is a Sanskrit word translating to “rice”, according to Caraka i...
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