Gutika, Guṭika, Guṭikā: 19 definitions


Gutika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Guṭikā (गुटिका) or Modaka refers to “formulated pills”, as dealt with in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations (viz., guṭikā) which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics

Guṭika (Tablets): Condense of a medicinal preparation is combined with binding agents like gum etc and rolled into pills. These can be stored for longer periods and easy to swallow. They resist fungus and handling is easy. These are also known as vaṭi-guṭika. Example: Dhanvantari-guṭika, Prabhakara-vaṭi.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kakṣapuṭa-tantra

Guṭikā (गुटिका) refers to “magic pill”. It is a siddhi (‘supernatural power’) described in chapter one of the Kakṣapuṭatantra (a manual of Tantric practice from the tenth century).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Guṭikā (गुटिका) refers to “magic pill” and represents one of the various siddhis (perfections) mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.11-13. Accordingly, “by excellent Sādhakas (tantric practitioners) wishing the Siddhi (e.g., guṭikā), the mantrasādhana should be performed in advance, for the sake of the Siddhi. One would not attain any Siddhi without the means of mantra-vidhāna (the classification of mantra)”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Guṭikā (गुटिका) refers to a “pill”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.8-13, while describing auspicious dreams]—“[...] [It is auspicious when one dreams of] a pill (guṭikā), wood for cleaning the teeth, yellow pigment on a sword or sandal, sacred thread, ointment, nectar, mercury, medicinal herbs, śakti, a water jar, lotus, rosary, red arsenic or blazing objects of siddhas, which have red chalk as their ends. [...]”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Guṭikā (गुटिका) refers to a “magic pill”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The Tantra goes on to narrate how another time, when Śrīnātha was sitting under the same tamarind tree, other Siddhas came and attacked him. He looked at them angrily and uttered the syllable HŪṂ from which emerged a magic pill (guṭikā) that struck them with such great force that they fell on the ground. Distraught and worried, lest they be struck again by the magic pill, and awed by Śrīnātha’s power, they prostrated before him. He calmed them and liberated them.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Guṭikā (गुटिका) refers to “medicinal pills” (used in the treatment of Hawks), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “[...] If the disease is produced by the derangement of the bile, a pill (guṭikā) made of camphor, cloves, khaskhas root, sandal paste, and flesh, is to be given discriminately before a meal, and after that, quail’s flesh in small quantities: water should be given. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

guṭikā (गुटिका).—f (S) A small ball gen.: a pill, a bolus, a marble, a bullet, a pellet.

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

guṭikā (गुटिका).—f A small ball, a pill. A gulp.

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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

Guṭikā (गुटिका).—

1) A pill.

2) A round pebble, any small globe or ball; लोष्टगुटिकाः क्षिपति (loṣṭaguṭikāḥ kṣipati) Mṛcchakaṭika 5.

3) The cocoon of the silk worm.

4) A pearl; निर्धौतहारगुटिकाविशदं हिमाम्भः (nirdhautahāraguṭikāviśadaṃ himāmbhaḥ) R.5.7; विभ्राणो धूमकेतुं मधुकरगुटिका दन्तमुद्दण्डदण्डम् (vibhrāṇo dhūmaketuṃ madhukaraguṭikā dantamuddaṇḍadaṇḍam) Rājapraśasti (gaṇeśastutiḥ).

5) A small pustule.

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

Guṭikā (गुटिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A pill, a bolus, any small globe or ball. 2. A small pustule. 3. The cocoon of the silk worm. E. guḍa to surround, affix kvun, ḍa changed to ṭa.

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

Guṭikā (गुटिका).—f. 1. A ball, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 79, 2. 2. A pearl, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 70.

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

Guṭikā (गुटिका).—[feminine] globe, pill, pearl, jewel.

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

1) Guṭikā (गुटिका):—f. a small globe or ball, [Mṛcchakaṭikā v, 11/12, 5]

2) a pill, [Suśruta]

3) a pearl, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 70] ([varia lectio] gulikā)

4) a small pustule, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) the cocoon of the silk-worm, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) a goblet, [Ānanda-laharī] (cf. guḍa.)

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

Guṭikā (गुटिका):—(kā) 1. f. A pill, a bolus.

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

Guṭikā (गुटिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Guḍiā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gutika in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Guṭikā (गुटिका):—(nf) a tablet; pill.

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