Jyotishmati, aka: Jyotiṣmatī; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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)

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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
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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

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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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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
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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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Uparishtajjyotishmati
Upariṣṭājjyotiṣmatī (उपरिष्टाज्ज्योतिष्मती).—Name of a Vedic metre consisting of 43 or 44 sylla...
Sarasvati
Sarasvatī (सरस्वती) is another name for Jyotiṣmatī, a medicinal plant identified with Celastrus...
Lata
1) Latā (लता) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī Celastrus p...
Saumya
1) Saumya (सौम्य) is another name for Svarṇajīvantī, a plant similar to Jīvantī, a medicinal pl...
Brahmi
Brāhmī (ब्राह्मी) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī Celastr...
Amrita
1) Amṛtā (अमृता) is another name for Guḍūcī, a medicinal plant identified with Tinospora cordif...
Medhya
1) Medhyā (मेध्या) is another name for Jyotiṣmatī, a medicinal plant identified with Celastrus ...
Pita
Pītā (पीता) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī Celastrus pan...
Tikshna
1) Tīkṣṇā (तीक्ष्णा) is another name for Kapikacchu, a medicinal plant identified with Mucuna p...
Tivra
Tīvrā (तीव्रा) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī Celastrus ...
Tejovati
Tejovatī (तेजोवती) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī (Celastrus ...
Dhira
1) Dhīrā (धीरा) is another name for Kākolī, a medicinal plant identified with Roscoea purpurea ...
Yashasvini
1) Yaśasvinī (यशस्विनी) is another name for Yavatiktā, a medicinal plant identified with Androg...
Kanakaprabha
Kanakaprabhā (कनकप्रभा) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī C...
Agnigarbha
Agnigarbhā (अग्निगर्भा) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī C...

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