Koshataki, aka: Kosātakī, Kośātakī; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit term Kośātakī can be transliterated into English as Kosataki or Koshataki, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Koṣātakī (कोषातकी) is a Sanskrit word referring to “luffa”, a fruit from the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family of plants, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Luffa acutangula and is commonly referred to in English as “Chinese okra”, “dish cloth gourd” or “strainer vine”, among many other nicknames.

This plant (Koṣātakī) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is called Kṛtavedhana.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kośātakī (कोशातकी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Luffa acutangula (angled luffa or ribbed sponge gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.48-49 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Kośātakī is commonly known in Hindi as Taroī; in Marathi as Dodaka or Sirolā; in Gujurati as Turiā; in Telugu as Burkai or Vīra; in Tamil as Pirkankai or Miku; in Bangali as Jhīṅgā; and in Kannada as Kaduhire or Hirekāī.

Kośātakī is mentioned as having eight synonyms: Kṛtacchidrā, Jālinī, Kṛtavedhanā, Kṣveḍā, Sutiktā, Ghaṇṭālī and Mṛdaṅgaphalinī.

Properties and characteristics: “This [Kośātakī] is pungent, cold and slightly astringent. It alleviates all the three doṣas [viz., kapha, pitta, vāta] and clears away the mala and tympanitis (ādhmāna)”.

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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Kośātakī (कोशातकी) is a city located in the interior corner of the Sumeru mountain, in the world of the Vidyādharas, according to the eighth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. The king of Kosātakī is Tārākiriṭa.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

 

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Kośātaki (कोशातकि) refers to a type of vegetables fit for use in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.121b-125 of the Īśvarasaṃhitā.

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kosātakī : (f.) a creeper the fruit of which is eaten; Luffa acutangula.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kosātakī, (f.) (cp. Sk. kośītakī) a kind of creeper Vv 474; Vism. 256, 260, 359; VvA. 200;—bīja the seed of the k. A. I, 32=V. 212. (Page 230)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kośātakī (कोशातकी).—Name of a tree (paṭoli); Śi.12.37.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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