Dhataki, Dhātakī, Dhātaki: 11 definitions
Dhataki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Dhātakī (धातकी):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Dhātakī (धातकी) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “Fire-flame bush”, a species of plant from the Lythraceae family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It also known by the name Madanīyahetu. The official botanical name of the plant is Alhagi maurorum and in English it is commonly known as “Shiranjitea” or “Woodfordia” among others.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Dhātakī (धातकी) refers to the medicinal plant Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz. Syn. Woodfordia floribunda Salisb., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (as well as the Pharmacopoeia).—Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Dhātakī] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.
The plant plant Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz. Syn. Woodfordia floribunda Salisb. (Dhātakī) is known as Dhātukī according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Dhātakī (धातकी) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Woodfordia fruticosa (Linn.) Kurz” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 dhātakī] 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).
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Dhātaki (धातकि).—A son of Vītihotra of Puṣkaradvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 31.
1b) (Dhātuki, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) a son of Savana, after whom came Dhātakikhaṇḍa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 15-6; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 14-15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 73.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 16; 19. 117-25: Matsya-purāṇa 123. 5-10, 26. Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 113, 121.
- 2) Ib. 33. 15.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Dhātakī (धातकी) is the name of the caitya-tree (identified with Grislea tomentosa) under which the parents of Pārśva are often depicted in Jaina iconography, according to the Śvetāmbara tradition. According to the Digambara tradition the tree is known as Dhava. The term caitya refers to “sacred shrine”, an important place of pelgrimage and meditation in Jainism. Sculptures with such caitya-trees generally shows a male and a female couple seated under a tree with the female having a child on her lap. Usually there is a seated Jina figure on top of the tree.
Pārśva is the twenty-third of twenty-four tīrthaṅkaras: enlightened beings who, having conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leave a path behind for others to follow. His father is Aśvasena and his mother is Vāmā according to Śvetāmbara or Varmilā according to Digambara, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography
Dhātaki (धातकि) or Devadāru (Deodar) is the Kevala-tree of Pārśvanātha: the twenty-third of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas.—From all sources, we gather his emblem or cognizance is a snake. In sculpture, snake seems to be everything with him. Not only do we find snake in the usual place of the symbol, we find, snakes canopy him with three or seven or eleven hoods. His Yakṣa is called Pārśva or Vāmana or Dharaṇendra and Yakṣiṇī is called Padmāvatī. The king, who stands by his side as a Chowri-bearer is known as Ajitarāja. The Devadāru (Deodar) or Dhātaki is his Kevala-tree.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhātakī (धातकी).—f. (-kī) A tree, (Grislea tomentosa.) E. dhā to have, affix ṇvul, tan inserted.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhātaki (धातकि):—m. Name of one of the 2 sons of Vīti-hotra Praiyavrata (king of a Varṣa of Puṣkara-dvīpa), [Purāṇa]
2) Dhātakī (धातकी):—[from dhātaki] f. Grislea Tomentosa, [Suśruta]
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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Full-text (+4): Dhatakikhanda, Priyangvadi, Dhatakishanda, Dhatakitirtha, Savana, Madyavasini, Madyapushpa, Devadaru, Manushyaloka, Meraya, Ambashthadi, Mahaushadhi, Arjunarishta, Dhatuki, Madhyaloka, Vamana, Dharanidhara, Parshvayaksha, Yasa, Dhava.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 27: Description of Puṣkaradvīpa < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Part 8: Śānti’s initiation < [Chapter V - Twelfth incarnation as Śānti]
Part 10: Pārśva’s omniscience < [Chapter III - Birth, youth, initiation, and omniscience of Śrī Pārśva]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Alcoholic liquors (1): Gaudi < [Chapter XXXIII - Spirituous liquors (Sandhana or Samdhana)]
Part 24 - Usage of poisons < [Chapter XXX - Visha (poisons)]
Part 5 - Purification of iron < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (96): Kasturi-bhairava-rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 38 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (10): Markandeya rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 67 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (39): Piyusavalli rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCIV - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued) < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CCII - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued) < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)