Pushtida, Puṣṭida, Puṣṭidā, Pushti-da: 10 definitions
Pushtida 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.
The Sanskrit terms Puṣṭida and Puṣṭidā can be transliterated into English as Pustida or Pushtida, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Puṣṭidā (पुष्टिदा) is another name for Aśvagandhā, a medicinal plant identified with Withania somnifera Dunal. (“Indian ginseng” or “Winter Cherry”) from the Solanaceae or Nightshade family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.109-112 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Puṣṭidā and Aśvagandhā, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Puṣṭidā (पुष्टिदा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Vṛddhi, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.28-33. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Puṣṭidā and Vṛddhi, there are a total of twelve 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study
Puṣṭidā (पुष्टिदा) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) [defined as इ.इ.वं.इ] of the Vaṃśastha type as employed in the Bhīṣmacarita (Bhishma Charitra) which is a mahākāvya (‘epic poem’) written by Hari Narayan Dikshit.—We find fourty-one examples of Puṣṭidā variety of Vaṃśastha metre in the Bhīṣmacarita. The example of it is verse XV.4. [...] The other examples are as follows: XV.5, XV.13, XV.14, XV.16, XV.20, XV.27, XV.33, XV.42, XV.43, XV.45, XVI.8, XVI.9, XVI.18, XVI.27, XVI.31, XVI.41, XVI.50, XVII.5, XVII.13, XVII.22, XVII.37, XVII.46, XVII.47, XVIII.22, XVIII.28, XVIII.31, XVIII.35, XVIII.36, XVIII.43, XVIII.44, XVIII.46, XIX.15, XIX.23, XIX.37, XIX.38, XX.8, X.19, XX.34, XX.36 and XX.45.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Puṣṭidā (पुष्टिदा) refers to “she who bestows”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals. She destroys all suffering and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment [i.e., puṣṭidā] and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates). O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) causing growth or prosperity.
Puṣṭida is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣṭi and da (द).
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Puṣṭida (पुष्टिद).—Name of a medicinal plant (Mar. āsaṃdha).
Derivable forms: puṣṭidaḥ (पुष्टिदः).
Puṣṭida is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣṭi and da (द).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Nourishing, cherishing. f.
(-dā) 1. Increase, thriving. 2. A plant, (Physalis flexuosa.) E. puṣṭi, and da what gives.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṣṭida (पुष्टिद).—[puṣṭi + da], I. adj. Yielding prosperity, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 833. Ii. m. A class of Manes, Mārk. P. 96, 45. Iii. f. dā, The name of a plant, Physalis flexuosa Lin.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Puṣṭida (पुष्टिद):—[=puṣṭi-da] [from puṣṭi > puṣ] mfn. yielding or causing pr°, nourishing, cherishing, [Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira; Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a class of Pitṛs, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
3) Puṣṭidā (पुष्टिदा):—[=puṣṭi-dā] [from puṣṭi-da > puṣṭi > puṣ] f. Name of a drug (= vṛddhi), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Physalis Flexuosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṣṭida (पुष्टिद):—[puṣṭi-da] (daḥ-dā-daṃ) a. Increasing. f. Increase; Physalis flexuosa.
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