Chatrin, Chatrī, Chatri: 11 definitions


Chatrin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology. 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 Chhatrin.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chatri in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Leea indica (Burm.f.) Merr. from the Vitaceae (Grape) family. For the possible medicinal usage of chatri, 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.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Chatrin (छत्रिन्) refers to “one carrying an umbrella” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “When those sages returned to their abodes, lord Śiva, the cause of great enjoyment and protection wanted to test the penance of the goddess. [...] He took the form of a very old man with the body of a Brahmin. His brilliance shone. He was delighted in mind. He had an umbrella [i.e., chatrin] and a staff (to support Him). There He saw the goddess surrounded by her maids on the platform, as pure as the digit of the moon. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Chatri (“umbrella”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Holeyas (field labourers). There are customs remaining which seem to indicate that the Holeya people were once masters of the land.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Chatri in India is the name of a plant defined with Leea indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aquilicia sambucina L., nom. illeg. superfl . (among others).

2) Chatri is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago scandens L. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Flora of the British India (1875)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Blumea (1974)
· Philippine Journal of Science (1920)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chatri, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Chatrī (छत्री).—f (chatra) An umbrella or a parasol. 2 A mausoleum or tomb (esp. over a spot where a body has been burned). 3 A mushroom. 4 A plant which, stem and leaf, resembles an umbrella. It is gathered and used in the worship of the sun, on the Sundays of the month śrāvaṇa.

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chatrī (छत्री).—a (S) One holding or entitled to a chhatra.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Chatrī (छत्री).—f An umbrelia. A plant. A mausoleum.

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chatrī (छत्री).—a One holding or entitled to a chatra.

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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

Chatrin (छत्रिन्).—a. (-ṇī f.) Having or bearing an umbrella. m. A barber.

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

Chatrin (छत्रिन्).—mfn. (-trī-triṇī-tri) Bearing a parasol or umbrella. m. (-trī) A barber. E. chatra, and ini aff.

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

Chatrin (छत्रिन्):—(trī) 5. m. A barber. a. Bearing a parasol.

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

Chatrin (छत्रिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Chatti.

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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

Chatri (ಛತ್ರಿ):—

1) [noun] a holder of an umbrella (esp. for a king).

2) [noun] (slang) a person who acts in a mean, petty manner to get favour from another.

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Chatri (ಛತ್ರಿ):—[noun] a light, small, portable, usu. circular cover for protection from rain or sun, consisting of a fabric held on a collapsible frame of thin ribs radiating from the top of a stick or handle; an umbrella.

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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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