Koshataki, aka: Kosātakī, Kośātakī; 7 Definition(s)
Koshataki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Kośātakī can be transliterated into English as Kosataki or Koshataki, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
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 Bengali 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
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.
Katha (narrative stories)
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
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
Kośātakī (कोशातकी).—Name of a tree (paṭoli); Śi.12.37.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra (by Śāṅkhāyana)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 17 - Purification of Katuki and various other seeds < [Chapter XXXI - Upavisha (semi-poisons)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Purification of Kankustha (an ore containing tin) < [Chapter XV - Uparasa (16): Kankustha (an ore containing tin)]
Part 4 - Process for creation of Dhanya-abhra (paddy mica) < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 9 - Diet in nava-jvara < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 2 - Dietary prescriptions < [Chapter I - General health prescriptions]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 11 - Mercurial operations (9): Rehabilitation of Mercury (anubasana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 18 - Mercurial operations (16): Incineration of mercury (bhasmikarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)