Amritavalli, Amṛtavallī, Amrita-valli: 7 definitions

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Amritavalli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 term Amṛtavallī can be transliterated into English as Amrtavalli or Amritavalli, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda College: Guduchi

The Sanskrit name for Guduchi is "Amritavalli", literally meaning "creeper with amrita"—creeper being a reference to its climbing nature. The classification of guduchi as "amrita" alone indicates the elevated status of this herb in Ayurveda.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Amṛtavallī (अमृतवल्ली) is another name for Guḍūcī, a medicinal plant identified with Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) from the Menispermaceae or “moonseed family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.13-16 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 Amṛtavallī and Guḍūcī, there are a total of thirty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Amṛtavallī (अमृतवल्ली) is another name for “Amṛtā” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning amṛtavallī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Amṛtavalli (अमृतवल्लि) in Sanskrit or Amayavalli in Prakrit refers to an unknown plant species. This plant is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to both Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246) and Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classified as ananta-kāyas (eg., amṛta-valli) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amṛtavallī (अमृतवल्ली).—f (S) A fabled creeping plant conferring immortality on the eater. 2 A species of Moonseed, Menispermum glabrum.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Amṛtavallī (अमृतवल्ली).—f. (-llī) A species moonseed, (Menispermun glabrum.) See guḍūcī. E. amṛta, and vallī a pedicle; the plant flourishing for a long time.

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

Amṛtavallī (अमृतवल्ली):—[=a-mṛta-vallī] [from a-mṛta > a-mūla] ([Suśruta]) f. the creeping plant Cocculus Cordifolius.

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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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