Ingudi, Iṅgudī: 4 definitions
Ingudi 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Iṅgudī (इङ्गुदी):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Iṅgudī (इङ्गुदी) is a Sanskrit word translating to “zachum oil plant”, a tree from the Zygophyllaceae family of plants, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the commonly used plant species is Balanites roxburghii.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Iṅgudī (इङ्गुदी) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Balanites roxburghii (dehil) by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as having thorns, and should therefore be considered as wild. The King shoud place such trees in forests (not in or near villages). He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.
The following is an ancient Indian horticultural recipe for the nourishment of such trees:
According to Śukranīti 4.4.110-112: “The powder of the dungs of goats and sheep, the powder of Yava (barley), Tila (seeds), beef as well as water should be kept together (undisturbed) for seven nights. The application of this water leads very much to the growth in flowers and fruits of all trees (such as iṅgudī).”
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Iṅgudī (इङ्गुदी).—Name of a medicinal tree, Terminalia Catappa (Mar. hiṃgaṇabeṭa); इङ्गुदीपादपः सोऽ यम् (iṅgudīpādapaḥ so' yam) U.1.21; प्रस्निग्धाः क्वचिदिङ्गुदीफलभिदः सूच्यन्त एवोपलाः (prasnigdhāḥ kvacidiṅgudīphalabhidaḥ sūcyanta evopalāḥ) Ś.1.14.
-dam the nut of the tree.
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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Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 103 - Shri Rama greets the queens < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Chapter 50 - Guha, the chief of ferrymen < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Chapter 102 - They are all afflicted with grief < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 92 - Rules for the Vow of Kārtika < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 41 - Putradā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXVI - Treatment of diseases of the head < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XV - Treatment of eye-diseases which require Excision < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XXIV - Symptoms and treatment of Catarrh < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)