Dhataki, aka: Dhātakī, Dhātaki; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Dhātakī (धातकी) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “Fire-flame bush”, a species of plant from the Lythraceae family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic 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: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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)

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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.

1c) (khaṇḍa) a division of Puṣkaradvīpa: encircles Sumana hill on the southern side;1 named after Dhātaki, son of Savana.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 16; 19. 117-25: Matsya-purāṇa 123. 5-10, 26. Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 113, 121.
  • 2) Ib. 33. 15.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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