Dravata, Dravatā: 7 definitions


Dravata 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Dravatā (द्रवता, “fluidity”) refers to one of the attributes of pitta (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Dravatā is characterised by tenderness and laxity (looseness) in joints, bones and muscles and excessive sweating, urination and excretion. Pitta represents the “fire element” of the human body and is situated in the hṛdaya (cardiac region).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dravatā (द्रवता) refers to “melting”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—“[...] She who is praised (by all) and is supreme bliss, laughingly melts (dravatā). She is the Nameless (anāmā), the energy that is consciousness (who resides) in the sphere of the Nameless (anāmamaṇḍala). [...]”.—(Cf. Mālinīstava)

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dravatā (द्रवता).—[drava + tā], f. Wetness, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 65.

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

Dravatā (द्रवता).—[feminine] tva [neuter] fluidity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dravatā (द्रवता):—[=drava-tā] [from drava] f. ([Kādambarī; Śiśupāla-vadha]) natural or artificial fluid condition of a substance, fluidity, wetness.

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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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