Haimavati, Haimavatī: 12 definitions


Haimavati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Haimavatī (हैमवती):—The Ganga has its real source somewhere else (in Heaven), and yet since it is seen for the first time in the Himavat (Himālaya), it is called ‘Haimavatī’ (proceeding from Himavat), after the name of the latter;

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Haimavatī (हैमवती, “Daughter of the snow-capped one”).—One of the names of the Goddess, Devī, who is regarded as the female principle of the divine; the embodiement of the energies of the Gods.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Ayurveda glossary

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Haimavatī (हैमवती) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Acorus grameneus Soland.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 haimavatī] 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).

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Haimavatī (हैमवती) is another name for Kṣīriṇī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.50-51 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Haimavatī and Kṣīriṇī, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Haimavatī (हैमवती) is another name for Hemajīvantī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Dregea volubilis (sneeze wort). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.183), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Haimavatī (हैमवती).—A synonym of river Śatadru, (See under Śatadru).

2) Haimavatī (हैमवती).—A wife of Viśvāmitra. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 117, Verse 13).

3) Haimavatī (हैमवती).—A wife of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. When Kṛṣṇa was cremated Haimavatī also ended her life in the funeral pyre. (Mausala Parva, Chapter 7, Verse 73).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haimavatī (हैमवती).—A wife of Akṣayāśra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 64.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Haimavati in India is the name of a plant defined with Acorus calamus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf. (among others).

2) Haimavati is also identified with Berberis asiatica It has the synonym Berberis asiatica Roxb. ex DC. (etc.).

3) Haimavati is also identified with Terminalia chebula It has the synonym Myrobalanus chebula Gaertn. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Phytotherapy Research
· Nature (London)
· Taxon (1983)
· Biotechnol. J.
· Occasional Papers, Kagoshima University Research Center for the South Pacific (1989)
· Planta Medica (2007)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haimavatī (हैमवती).—f S White variety of Orris root.

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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

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haimavatī (हैमवती).—

1) Name of Pārvatī.

2) Of the river Ganges; एवमुक्तः प्रत्युवाच राजा हैमवतीं तदा (evamuktaḥ pratyuvāca rājā haimavatīṃ tadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.18.16.

3) A kind of myrobalan.

4) A kind of drug.

5) Common flax.

6) A tawny grape.

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

1) Haimavatī (हैमवती):—[from haimavata > heman] f. Name of various plants (Vacā with white flowers, Terminalia Chebula, Linum Usitatissimum etc.), [Caraka; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of drug or perfume (= reṇukā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] mf(ī)n. [patronymic] of Gaṅgā, [Mahābhārata; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] f. Name of Pārvatī or Umā, [Jaiminīya-upaniṣad]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Kauśika, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Saṃhatāśva, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haimavati in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Haimavati (ಹೈಮವತಿ):—

1) [noun] Pārvati, the daughter of the mountain-king Himavanta.

2) [noun] the tree Terminalia chebula of Combretaceae family.

3) [noun] the small, thorny plant Datura stramonium of Solanaceae family.

4) [noun] the plant Acorus calamus of Araceae family.

5) [noun] its root; sweet flag-root.

6) [noun] the river Gange.

7) [noun] a variety of grapes.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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