Kovidara, aka: Kovidāra; 4 Definition(s)
Kovidara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Āyurveda (science of life)
1) Kovidāra (कोविदार) is a Sanskrit word referring to Phanera purpurea (orchid tree), from the Leguminosae family. Certain plant parts of Kovidāra are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Other botanical synonyms include: Bauhinia castrata and Caspareopsis purpurea. Other commonly used English names include: “purple bauhinia” and “camel’s foot”.
2) Kovidāra is also identified as a synonym for Karbudāra, referring to Bauhinia variegata (orchid tree) in the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Kovidāra (कोविदार):—Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī gives the following information about Vṛndāvana’s trees: The Kovidāra is a particular kind of kañcanāra (mountain ebony tree). (See the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.30.9).(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
General definition (in Buddhism)
Kovidāra (कोविदार).—An enormous flowering tree, or perhaps a grove, in Trāyastriṃśa.(Source): Google Books: Divine Stories: Divyavadana
Languages of India and abroad
kōvidāra (कोविदार).—m S A species of Ebony, Bauhinea variegata. Ex. tuḷasī kō0 sundara || kanakavēli nāga- vēli kōmaḷāṅkura ||.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).—m A tree, shrub, or plant in general.
Koviḷāra, (cp. Sk. kovidāra) Bauhinia variegata; a tree in the devaloka (pāricchattaka koviḷār...
Śākavarga (शाकवर्ग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “pot...
Vamanopaga (वमनोपग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “eme...
Karbudāra (शाल्मलि) is a Sanskrit word referring to Bauhinia variegata (orchid tree), from t...
Pārijātaka (पारिजातक).—Among the Trayastriṃṣa gods, the odor of the magnolia flower (kovidāra) ...
Search found 16 books and stories containing Kovidara or Kovidāra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Sushruta)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.266 < [Section XXI - Relative Merits of the Offering-Materials]
Verse 1.5 < [Section III - Origin of the World]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.4: Description of celestial flowers (divypuṣpa) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Part 1.3 - The reward of the upāsaka < [Section II.1 - Morality of the lay person or avadātavasana]
Appendix 3 - Buddha’s sermon to the Trāyastriṃśa gods < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
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