Kakoli, Kākolī: 3 definitions

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Kakoli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi

Kākolī (काकोली, “croaking”) refers to one of the seven defects (doṣa) of the voice (śabda), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 14.72-75, where they are commonly known as the śabdadoṣa. The Saṅgītaśiromaṇi (“crest-jewel of music”) is a 15th-century Sanskrit work on Indian musicology (gāndharvaśāstra).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kākolī (काकोली) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Roscoea purpurea from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.25-27 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Kākolī is commonly known in Marathi as Kahavatige or Kautī; and in Telugu as Telimanī-ceṭṭa.

Kākolī is mentioned as having fifteen synonyms: Madhurā, Kākī, Kālikā, Vāyasolikā, Kṣīrā, Dhvāṅkṣikā, Vīrā, Śuklā, Dhīrā, Medurā, Dhvāṅkṣolī, Svādumāṃsī, Vayasthā and Jīvinī.

Properties and characteristics: “Kākolī is sweet (madhura) and unctuous (snigdha). It is useful in the disorders of vāta and pitta, kṣaya (tuberculosis), pains, burning sensations, fever and blood diseases. It improves kapha and śukra (seminal secretions) ”.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kākolī (काकोली) [or Kākoḷī] refers to the medicinal plant known as “Fritillaria roylie Hook.f.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 kākolī] 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kākōlī (काकोली).—f S A medicinal root, a febrifuge and phlegmagogue. Called also kṣōlikā & vāyasālī.

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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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