Kajali, Kājalī, Kājaḷī, Kajalī: 5 definitions


Kajali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kajli.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kajalī in the Marathi language is another name for Aśvakṣurā, a medicinal plant identified with Clitoria ternatea (Asian pigeonwings, butterfly pea or bluebellvine) from the Fabaceae or “legume family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.87-89 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Other than the Marathi word Kajali, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which fourteen are in Sanskrit.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kajali in India is the name of a plant defined with Saccharum officinarum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Saccharum officinarum var. giganteum Kunth (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum (1833)
· Synopseos Plantarum (1805)
· Systema Vegetabilium (1817)
· Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska VetenskapsAkademien (1855)
· Grasses of Burma (1960)
· Plantae Javanicae Rariores (1848)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kajali, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kājaḷī (काजळी).—f (kajjala S) The snuff or charred portion (of a wick, torch &c.) 2 Blight, esp. as attacking the grain jōndhaḷā, smut. 3 The soot which the smoke of a lamp deposits. 4 A portion of burnt lac remaining in the socket or some cavity of a trinket after the extraction of the mass by burning. 5 Darkness coming over the eyes from biliousness &c. 6 A vessel or any article placed over a lamp to receive the kājaḷa or soot. 7 Medicaments levigated to exceeding fineness (to impalpable powder like kājaḷa or lamp-black). 8 The name of a tree.

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kājaḷī (काजळी).—a (kajjala S) Made of lamp-black--ink, a dye for turbans &c.: also so dyed--a cloth.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kājaḷī (काजळी).—f The snuff (of a wick). Blight smut. The soot which the smoke of a lamp deposits.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kajalī (कजली) [Also spelled kajli]:—(nf) a typical folk-song (sung during the rainy season); a black-eyed cow; also [kajarī].

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