Ambashtha, aka: Ambaṣṭhā, Ambaṣṭha, Aṃbaṣṭha, Āmbaṣṭha; 7 Definition(s)
Ambashtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Ambaṣṭhā and Ambaṣṭha and Aṃbaṣṭha and Āmbaṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Ambastha or Ambashtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Ambaṣṭhā (अम्बष्ठा) is another name (synonym) for Pāṭhā, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Cissampelos pareira (velvetleaf). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.119-121), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Ambaṣṭhā (अम्बष्ठा) is the name of a tree (Ākandī) that is associated with the Nakṣatra (celestial star) named Hasta, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “these [trees] are propounded in Śāstras, the secret scriptures (śāstrāgama). These pious trees [viz, Ambaṣṭhā], if grown and protected, promote long life”. These twenty-seven trees related to the twenty-seven Nakṣatras are supposed to be Deva-vṛkṣas or Nakṣatra-vṛkṣas.Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Ambaṣṭha (अम्बष्ठ).—The name of the mahout of Kuvalayāpīḍa killed by Kṛṣṇa for leading it against him.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 43. 2 and 14.
2a) Aṃbaṣṭha (अंबष्ठ).——(c)—kingdom: Capital of Suvrata: Its king failed in hitting the fish target in Lakṣmaṇā's svayamvara.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 83. 23; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 22; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 22.
Ambaṣṭha (अम्बष्ठ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.29.6, II.48.14, VI.18.13, VI.20.10, VI.112.110) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ambaṣṭha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
ambaṣṭha (अंबष्ठ).—m A caste or an individual of it. It is the produce of a Brahman with a Wyshya woman.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) The offspring of a man of the Brāhmaṇa and a woman of the Vaiśya tribe; ब्राह्मणाद् वैश्यकन्यायामम्बष्ठो नाम जायते (brāhmaṇād vaiśyakanyāyāmambaṣṭho nāma jāyate) Ms.1.8,13.15; Y.1.91. cf. also अम्बष्ठानां दार्विहोमिको ब्राह्मणः (ambaṣṭhānāṃ dārvihomiko brāhmaṇaḥ) | ŚB. on MS.8.4.2. (According to Ms.1.47 the duty of an ambaṣṭha is the curing of diseases; ambaṣṭhānāṃ cikitsitam).
2) An elephant-driver. अपश्यत्कुवलयापीडं कृष्णोऽम्बष्ठप्रचोदितम् (apaśyatkuvalayāpīḍaṃ kṛṣṇo'mbaṣṭhapracoditam) Bhāg.1.43.2. (pl.)
3) Name of a country and its inhabitants (they seem to have occupied the country to the east of Tākṣaśilā, comprising the modern district of Lahore.)
-ṣṭhā Name of several plants:-(a) गणिका, यूथिका (gaṇikā, yūthikā) (Mar. juī); (b) पाठा (pāṭhā) (Mar. pāhāḍamūḷa). (c) चुक्रिका (cukrikā) (Mar. cukā); (d) another plant (Mar. ambāḍā).
-ṣṭhā, -ṣṭhī An Ambaṣṭha woman.
Derivable forms: ambaṣṭhaḥ (अम्बष्ठः).
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Āmbaṣṭha (आम्बष्ठ).—An inhabitant of Ambaṣṭha.
Derivable forms: āmbaṣṭhaḥ (आम्बष्ठः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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