Adityabhakta, Ādityabhaktā, Aditya-bhakta: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Ādityabhaktā (आदित्यभक्ता) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant, possibly identified with Helianthus annuus Linn. or “common sunflower” from the Asteraceae or “daisy” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.179-181 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Ādityabhaktā is mentioned as having seventeen synonyms: Varadā, Arkabhaktā, Suvarcalā, Sūryalatā, Arkakāntā, Maṇḍūkaparṇī, Surusambhavā, Sauri, Sutejā, Arkhahitā, Ravīṣṭā, Maṇḍūkī, Satyanāmnī, Devī, Mārtaṇḍavallabhā, Viśrāntā (Vikrāntā) and Bhāskareṣṭā.

Properties and characteristics: “Ādityabhaktā is cold, bitter, pungent and strong (ugrā). It alleviates kapha-doṣa and skin disorders. It is indicated in pruritis, wounds, leprosy and allied skin diseases and in the interferences of evil-bodies or souls. It cures the malarial fever (śītajvara)”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Adityabhakta in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome viscosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sinapistrum viscosum Moench (among others).

2) Adityabhakta is also identified with Helianthus annuus It has the synonym Helianthus annuus subsp. texanus Heiser (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1897)
· Acta Bot. Indica (1975)
· Leaflets of Philippine Botany (2574)
· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)
· Taxon (1981)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adityabhakta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādityabhaktā (आदित्यभक्ता).—[āditye bhaktā] Name of a plant. see अर्कभक्ता (arkabhaktā).

Ādityabhaktā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āditya and bhaktā (भक्ता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādityabhaktā (आदित्यभक्ता):—[=āditya-bhaktā] [from āditya > ā-diteya] f. = -parṇikā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Adityabhakta in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ādityabhakta (ಆದಿತ್ಯಭಕ್ತ):—

1) [noun] the composite plant Helianthus annuus of Asteraceae family; sun-flower plant.

2) [noun] its flower; sun-flower.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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