Mahadroni, Mahādroṇī, Maha-droni: 2 definitions


Mahadroni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Mahadroni in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Mahādroṇī (महाद्रोणी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.139-140 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: as the synonyms suggest, this is also a variety of Droṇapuṣpī, with bigger flower.

Mahādroṇī is mentioned as having six synonyms: Mahādroṇā, Kurumbā, Devapūrvakā, Devīkāṇḍā, Divyapuṣpī and Viṣṇupuṣpī.

Properties and characteristics: “Mahādroṇī is pungent, bitter and alleviates pain due to vāta .It is medhya (increases intellect and mental powers), anti-kapha and improves digestive power. It is used in the purification process of mercury and to cure the effects of bad souls”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahadroni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahādroṇī (महाद्रोणी):—[=mahā-droṇī] [from mahā > mah] f. a species of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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 (even English!). 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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