Caityataru, Caitya-taru: 6 definitions


Caityataru 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaityataru.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Caityataru in Ayurveda glossary

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Caityataru (चैत्यतरु) is mentioned in a list of places highly susceptible to snake-bites, as taught in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā mentions that snake-bites that happen in certain places [e.g., caityataru] [?], are highly inimical to the victim.

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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 dictionary

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

Caityataru (चैत्यतरु).—a fig-tree standing on a sacred spot.

Derivable forms: caityataruḥ (चैत्यतरुः).

Caityataru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caitya and taru (तरु). See also (synonyms): caityadruma, caityavṛkṣa.

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

Caityataru (चैत्यतरु).—[masculine] a sacred fig tree.

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

Caityataru (चैत्यतरु):—[=caitya-taru] [from caitya] m. a tree ([especially] religious fig-tree) standing on a sacred spot, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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Caityataru 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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