Jyotishmati, Jyotiṣmatī: 7 definitions



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 (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Jyotishmati in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

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.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jyotishmati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jyotiṣmatī (ज्योतिष्मती).—(River) a tributary of the Sarasvatī, flows from Varcovan lake.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 66. Matsya-purāṇa 121. 65; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 63.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Jyotishmati in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

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 Gujarati 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: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Jyotiṣmatī (ज्योतिष्मती) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Celastrus paniculatus Willd.” 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 jyotiṣmatī] 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).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jyotishmati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jyotiṣmati (ज्योतिष्मति).—name of a Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 698 (with epithet kumārabhūta).

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

1) Jyotiṣmatī (ज्योतिष्मती):—[=jyotiṣ-matī] [from jyotiṣ-mat > jyotiṣ > jyut] f. () ‘star-illumined’, night, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of sacrificial brick, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā i]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of Triṣṭubh

4) [v.s. ...] = ṣkā, [Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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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»] — Jyotishmati in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jyōtiṣmati (ಜ್ಯೋತಿಷ್ಮತಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman with bright, effulgent body.

2) [noun] the period of actual darkness after sunset and before sunrise; night.

3) [noun] the vine Cardiospermum halicacabum of Sapindaceae family.

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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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