Ajantri, aka: Aja-antri, Ajāntrī; 3 Definition(s)

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Ajantri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Ajāntrī (अजान्त्री) is another name for Vastrāntrī, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Ipomoea hederacea or “ivy-leaved morning glory” from the Convolvulaceae (“bindweed” or “morning glory”) family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.96-97 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Ajāntrī and Vastrāntrī, there are a total of six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Ajāntrī (अजान्त्री) is also mentioned as a synonym for the primary variety of Vṛddhadāruka, a medicinal plant identified with either a) Argyreia nervosa (synonym Argyreia speciosa or Hawaiian baby woodrose or elephant creeper) or b) Merremia peltata (synonym Ipomoea petaloidea), both from the Convolvulaceae or “moring glory family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.117-119.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajāntrī (अजान्त्री).—[ajasya antramiva antraṃ tadākāravatī mañjarī yasyāḥ] Name of a potherb Convolvulus Argenteus, नीलबुह्ना (nīlabuhnā). (Mar. śaṃkhavela ?)

Ajāntrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and antrī (अन्त्री).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajāntrī (अजान्त्री).—f. (-ntrī) A potherb, (Convolvulus argenteus.) See female, chagalāntrī. E. aja, and antra an entrail.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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