Dhattura, aka: Dhattūra; 6 Definition(s)


Dhattura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dhattūra (Datura metel) fruit has pungent (kaṭu) taste and heat (uṣṇa), produces beauty of complexion, removes pain of ulcer (vraṇa), gets overskin diseases including kuṣṭha when it is used as ointment or paste (lepana), overcomes fever, prevails against skin disorders (tvagdoṣa), intractable itching and fever, and is intoxicant.

Dhattūra-paste was expected to speed up the ripening (pacyamāna) and suppurating processes of ulcer (vraṇa), and to make vitiated doṣas and waste materials (malas) drain out. Dhattūra-paste is, as described in the Jyotsnikā, applied for the treatment of a kind of snake-bite (maṇḍali snake-bite) in principle.

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: A Case of Contact with Spider Venom
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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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India history and geogprahy

Dhattura is the name of a herb (oshadhi) mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D). Dhattura refers to a plant famous for its poisonous and intoxicating juice.

Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees, creepers medicinal and flowering plants (eg., Dhattura) and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Gardens of herbs were specially maintained in big cities. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dhattura, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).

Source: Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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dhattūra (धत्तूर).—m (S) The thorn-apple, Datura.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhatturā (धत्तुरा).—m Roguery, knavery.

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dhattūra (धत्तूर).—m The thorn-apple.

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

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Dhattūra (धत्तूर).—The white thorn-apple (Mar. dhotarā).

Derivable forms: dhattūraḥ (धत्तूरः).

See also (synonyms): dhattūraka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhattūra (धत्तूर).—m.

(-raḥ) The thorn apple: see dhustara. E. dheṭa to drink, urac affix, or more correctly, dhayayi dhātūn dhā-ūra-pṛ .

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