Catutpundra, Catuṭpuṇḍrā, Catush-pundra, Catushpundra: 4 definitions
Catutpundra 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 Chatutpundra.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Catus-pundra [चतुष्पुण्ड्र] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Abelmoschus bammia, Abelmoschus longifolius. For the possible medicinal usage of catus-pundra, 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.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Catuṣpuṇḍra (चतुष्पुण्ड्र) is another name for Bheṇḍā, a medicinal plant identified with Hibiscus esculentus Linn., synonym of Abelmoschus esculentus (in English ‘Gumbo’ or ‘ladies’ fingers’) from the Malvaceae or “mallows” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.157-158 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Catuṣpuṇḍra and Bheṇḍā, there are a total of eleven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Catuṣpuṇḍrā (चतुष्पुण्ड्रा):—[=catuṣ-puṇḍrā] [from catuṣ > catasṛ] f. Abelmoschus esculentus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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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