Mahajata, aka: Mahājaṭa, Maha-jata, Mahājaṭā; 2 Definition(s)


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Mahājaṭā (महाजटा) is another name for Rudrajaṭā, a medicinal plant identified with Aristolochia indica (Indian birthwort or duck flower) from the Aristolochiaceae or “birthwort family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.79-81 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Mahājaṭā and Rudrajaṭā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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Mahājaṭa (महाजट).—an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: mahājaṭaḥ (महाजटः).

Mahājaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and jaṭa (जट).

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Mahājaṭā (महाजटा).—

1) a great braid of hair.

2) the matted hair of Śiva.

Mahājaṭā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and jaṭā (जटा).

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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