Jyotishmati, aka: Jyotiṣmatī; 4 Definition(s)
Jyotishmati 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.
The Sanskrit term Jyotiṣmatī can be transliterated into English as Jyotismati or Jyotishmati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Jyotiṣmatī (ज्योतिष्मती):—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
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Jyotiṣmatī (ज्योतिष्मती).—R. a tributary of the Sarasvatī, flows from Varcovan lake.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 66. Matsya-purāṇa 121. 65; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 63.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Jyotiṣmatī (ज्योतिष्मती) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Celastrus paniculatus (black oil plant or intellect tree) from the Celastraceae or “staff vine” or “bittersweet family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.82 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Jyotiṣmatī is commonly known in Hindi and Bangali as Mālkaṅganī; in Marathi as Kākamardanka and Pegi; in Gujurati as Malkangani and in Tamil as Vallulavaī.
Jyotiṣmatī is mentioned as having twelve synonyms: Svarṇalatā, Analaprabhā, Jyotirlatā, Kaṭabhī, Supiṅgalā, Dīptā, Medhyā, Matidā, Durjarā, Sarasvatī and Amṛtā.
Properties and characteristics: “Jyotiṣmatī is bitter in rasa (tikta) dry (rūkṣa) and slightly pungent (kaṭu). It quells vāta and kapha. While Tejovatī gives burning sensations. It stimulates digestion and enhances the function of the brain i.e. mental power (medhā) and wisdom (prajñā)”.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Jyotiṣmati (ज्योतिष्मति).—n. of a Bodhisattva: Mvy 698 (with epithet kumārabhūta).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Ends with: Uparishtajjyotishmati.
Full-text (+34): Analaprabha, Katabhi, Sarasvati, Agnigarbha, Candramas, Tejasvin, Trinajyotis, Dipta, Uparishtajjyotishmati, Medhya, Durjara, Matida, Jyotirlata, Brahmi, Kanakaprabha, Suvarnanakuli, Tejovati, Tivra, Agniphala, Girlata.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 7 - Extraction of oil from seeds of Jyotismati < [Chapter XXXII - Extraction of oil from seeds]
Part 2 - Purification of silver < [Chapter II - Metals (2): Raupya (silver)]
Part 7 - Incineration of Diamonds, irrespective of colour < [Chapter XIII - Gems (1): Vajra or Hiraka (diamond)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (123): Jvara-kunjara-parindra rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (12): Lokendra rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Yoga Sutras with Vedanta Commentaries (by Patañjali)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXCV - Medical treatment of female complaints < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CXCVI - Therapeutic properties of drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CC - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued) < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)