Mahapatra, Maha-patra, Mahāpatrā, Mahāpātra, Mahāpatra: 10 definitions
Mahapatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, biology. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Mahāpatrā (महापत्रा) is another name for Bhadrodanī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.103-105 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Note: Narhari’s Bhadrodanī may be Rājabalā of Dh. [Dhanvantari?]. Together with the names Mahāpatrā and Bhadrodanī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
1) Mahāpātra (महापात्र) refers to a “large vessel”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] (The gross form has) five faces, ten arms and, pure, it has a smiling face. [...] She makes boon bestowing and fear dispelling gestures and (holds) a rosary, book, noose, goad, large bow, and five arrows in her hands. She makes the gesture of knowledge and holds a large vessel [i.e., mahāpātra] filled with wine. O great goddess! Delighted with supreme bliss, she causes the entire universe to melt. (This is how) you should be visualized in the Transmission of the Youth. [...]”.
2) Mahāpātra (महापात्र) refers to the “great (argha) vessel”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.12-20.—Accordingly, “[...] (He worshipped thus) with (offerings) of the most excellent and divine Great Incense and many kinds of ornaments, established in supreme non-duality with (substances) born from (his) great bodily essence. Endowed with supreme bliss and holding the great argha vessel (mahāpātra-argha-hastaka) , the Lord of the gods, worshipped, O dear one, the great and excellent Wheel and he, the emperor and Lord of the Śrīkula, deftly put all the Śrīkramas, including the sequence of the Child and the rest, in place in accord with the sequence”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
India history and geography
Mahāpātra.—(IE 8-3; EI 19, 30), a minister; a minister higher in rank than the Pātra; cf. Pātra and Ekapātra. Note: mahāpātra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Mahapatra in India is the name of a plant defined with Alocasia macrorrhizos in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Arum macrorrhizum L. (among others).
2) Mahapatra is also identified with Grewia tenax It has the synonym Chadara betulaefolia Juss. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Stud. Fl. Egypt (1956)
· Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Paris (1886)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Tijdschrift voor Natuurlijke Geschiedenis en Physiologie (1842)
· Description des Plantes Nouvelles … Jardin de J.M. Cels (1801)
· Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Litteratur, Theater und Mode (1829)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Mahapatra, for example pregnancy safety, chemical composition, side effects, extract dosage, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
Mahāpātra (महापात्र).—a prime minister.
Derivable forms: mahāpātraḥ (महापात्रः).
Mahāpātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and pātra (पात्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-traḥ) A potherb. “mālākande” f.
(-trā) A kind of Eugenia. “mahājambūvṛkṣe” . E. mahā large, patra a leaf.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāpātra (महापात्र):—[=mahā-pātra] [from mahā > mah] n. a prime minister, [Pañcarātra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāpatra (महापत्र):—[mahā-patra] (traḥ) 1. m. A potherb. f. Eugenia.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mahapatradharin.
Ends with: Behara-mahapatra, Brihat-kumaramahapatra, Brihat-sandhivigrahi-mahapatra, Janimahapātra, Khadgagrahi-mahapatra, Kumara-mahapatra, Somanatha mahapatra, Somanathamahapatra.
Full-text (+8): Kumara-mahapatra, Somanathamahapatra, Behara-mahapatra, Khadgagrahi-mahapatra, Somanatha mahapatra, Vaidyasamkshiptasara, Loshtacitipaddhati, Brihat-sandhivigrahi-mahapatra, Vahinipati mahapatra bhattacarya, Padyaratnamala, Anandalahari, Chandahsudhacillahari, Vahinipati, Brihat-kumaramahapatra, Nilakantha, Janimahapātra, Ekapatra, Janijayadeva, Suryarunashataka, Kumara-Divana.
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