Atasi, Atasī: 13 definitions


Atasi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Atasī (अतसी) is the name of a plant which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] by worshipping with Bandhūka flowers the devotee will get ornaments (bhūṣaṇa); with Jātī flowers he will acquire good vehicles; with Atasī flowers (puṣpa) he will attain favour of Viṣṇu”.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Atasi [অতসী] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Linum usitatissimum L. from the Linaceae (Linseed) family. For the possible medicinal usage of atasi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Atasi [अतसी] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Atasī (अतसी) refers to “linseed” and is classified as a type of grain (dhānya) in the section on śimbīdhānya (grains with pods) in the Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—In śimbīdhānya-prakaraṇa the properties of grains with pods such as mudga (green gram), māṣa (black-gram), caṇaka (bengal gram), kalāya (field pea), tila (sesame), atasī (linseed), sarṣapa (mustard) and masūra (lentils) are explained.

Atasī or “flax” is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., atasī (flax)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., mantha (calotropis or a liquid in combination with fried rice and ghee)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Atasī (अतसी) or Atasīkusuma refers to a plant bearing a blue flower, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If, while Saturn is in Kṛttikā, Jupiter should be in the constellation of Viśākhā, mankind will then become very wicked. If both the planets should be in one and the same constellation, the chief towns will suffer. If Saturn should appear variegated in colour, birds will perish; if yellow, there will be fear from hunger; if of blood colour, there will be wars in the land and if of ashy colour, mankind will be very much at strife. If Saturn should appear as bright as the Vaidūrya gem or pure or of the colour of the Bāṇa (a black flower) or Atasī flower [i.e., atasīkusuma], mankind will be happy. Whatever may be the colour of Saturn, the persons who or objects which correspond to the particular colour will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atasī (अतसी).—f (S) pop. atasa n Common flax-plant, Linum usitatissimum. 2 Bengal flax, Crotolaria juncea.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atasi (अतसि).—Ved. [अत्-असिच् (at-asic)] A wandering mendicant. कन्नव्यो अतसीनां तुरो गृणीत मर्त्यः (kannavyo atasīnāṃ turo gṛṇīta martyaḥ) Ṛgveda 8.3.13.

Derivable forms: atasiḥ (अतसिः).

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Atasī (अतसी).—

1) Common flax.

2) Hemp.

3) Linseed. (Mar. aḷaśī) अतसीपुष्पसंकाशम् (atasīpuṣpasaṃkāśam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.47.9

4) A thicket, copse (?)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atasi (अतसि).—[masculine] wanderer, beggar.

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

1) Atasi (अतसि):—[from at] a See sub voce

2) Atasī (अतसी):—[from atasa] f. common flax, Linum Usitatissimum

3) [v.s. ...] Śaṇa, Bengal sun used as hemp, Crotolaria Juncea.

4) Atasi (अतसि):—b m. (√at), a wandering mendicant, [Ṛg-veda viii, 3, 13.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atasī (अतसी):—(sī) 3. f. Common flax.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Atasī (अतसी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ayasi, Ayasī.

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Atasi 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Atasi (ಅತಸಿ):—[noun] the fibrous plant, Linum usitatissimum of Linaceae family with delicate, blue flowers, the seeds of which (linseeds) are used to make linseed oil, and the fibres of the stem are spun into linen thread; flax.

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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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