Mandagni, Manda-agni, Mandāgni: 10 definitions

Introduction

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Mandagni means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि) refers to “dyspeptic” (having weak digestion). The literal translation is “slow digestion”. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: PMC: Formation and validation of questionnaire to assess Jāṭharāgni

Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि).—One of the four states of Jāṭharāgni (digestive system);—The word Manda means mild. The strength of agni is less in this state. Even the slightest variation in regular amount is felt heavy for its capacity of digestion impairing the functions of agni. Mandāgni is influenced by kapha-doṣa. It is unable to digest even small amounts of food; creates heaviness in abdomen and head, cough, dyspnea, excessive salivation, vomiting, pain all over the body. It takes long time to digest even small quantities of food. This is said to be the basic cause for all pathogenesis.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि) refers to “low digestive power”, and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases (viz., Mandāgni).

Decoction of śuṇṭhi, mustā, ativiṣā and guḍūcī is indicated for mandāgni (low digestive power), āmavāta, grahaṇī (sprue) and diseases caused by āma. It is also known as cāturbhadra decoction in Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā. The famous phalatrikādi decoction which is available in Caraka-saṃhitā is also described using the same words.

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि) refers to “weakness of the digesting heat”, as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “the following are the causes of indigestion (ajīrṇa), which is due to weakness of the digesting heat [i.e., mandāgni]:—Drinking of excessive quantity of water (i.e., water drunk in excess of the quantity required to satisfy thirst), taking of food at irregular hours and in irregular quantities, suppressing calls of nature, and sleeping in day time”.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mandāgni (मंदाग्नि).—m (manda & agni. Slow fire.) fig. Feebleness of the digestive faculty, apepsy: and attrib. of weak or bad digestion, dyspeptic.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mandāgni (मंदाग्नि).—m Feebleness of the digestive faculty, apepsy. a Dyspeptic.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि).—a. having a weak digestion.

-gniḥ slowness of digestion.

Mandāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manda and agni (अग्नि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि).—m. (-gni) Weakness of digestion.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि):—[from manda > mad] mfn. having weak digestion, dyspeptic, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. slowness of digestion, [Suśruta]

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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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