Indravaruni, aka: Indravāruṇī, Indravārūṇi, Indra-varuni; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Indravārūṇi (इन्द्रवारूणि):—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)

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Indravāruṇī (इन्द्रवारुणी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth, bitter apple or desert gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.70-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Indravāruṇī is commonly known in Hindi and Marathi as Indrāyan; in Bengali as Mākal; in Gujurati as Indra-vana; in Telugu as Etipuchchhā; and in Tamil as Peyttummattī.

Indravāruṇī is mentioned as having twenty-nine synonyms: Aindrī, Aruṇā, Mṛgādanī, Gavādanī, Sūryā, Viṣaghnī, Guṇakarṇikā, Amrā, Mātā, Suvarṇā, Suphalā, Tārakā, Vṛṣabhākṣī, Gavākṣī, Pītapuṣpī, Indravallarī, Hemapuṣpī, Kṣudraphalā, Vāruṇī, Bālakapriyā, Raktervāru, Viṣalatā, Śakravallī, Viṣāpahā, Amṛtā and Viṣavallī.

Properties and characteristics: “Indravāruṇī is bitter (tikta) and pungent (kaṭu) in rasa an cold in potency (śīta). It is a purgative and useful in abdominal distentions and other associated ailments specially pittaja ailments of abdomen and gulma (false abdominal lumps due to wind), diseases due to kapha-doṣā, worms, fevers and leprosy and allied skin disorders”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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indravāruṇī (इंद्रवारुणी).—f S Bitter gourd-plant, Cucumis colocynthis.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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