Raktotpala, Rakta-utpala: 13 definitions
Raktotpala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Raktotpal.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल) refers to the “red lotus” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—The food-utensils that are made of Raktotpala-patra (red lotus leaf) have the following dietetic effects: nindita, śīta, rūkṣa (scorned, cool, pungent) vṛṣya, klamahara and “yātrārthināṃ abhihita” (aphrodisiac, removes weariness and suitable for travellers).
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)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल) refers to a “red lotus”, according to the Brahmayāmala verse 32.52-54.—Accordingly, “I will explain the lower form of Māyā, which is Mālinī. She possesses countless cavities and is (dark brown) like haritāla, a cloud or mud. She is the supreme Vidyā and her form is like a beehive. She is the colour of a red lotus [i.e., raktotpala-dala-prakhyā] and is beautiful in all the directions of space. She pervades with (her) great vitality all that is made of Speech”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल) refers to a “red lotus” and is used to describe the northern face of Sadāśiva, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.19cd-26, while instructing to visualize Sadāśiva in order to worship the formless Amṛteśa]—“[He] resembles the swelling moon, a heap of mountain snow. [...] [The Southern Sadāśiva] bears a skull rosary and makes the world tremble. [Sadāśiva's] Western [face] resembles snowy jasmine and the North as a beautiful red lotus (raktotpala—raktotpalaprabham). The face above the [other] Śiva [faces] resembles a crystal [i.e., colorless]. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Raktotpala in India is the name of a plant defined with Bombax ceiba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl. (among others).
2) Raktotpala is also identified with Nymphaea capensis It has the synonym Nymphaea edgeworthii Lehm. (etc.).
3) Raktotpala is also identified with Nymphaea nouchali It has the synonym Nymphaea emirnensis Planch. (etc.).
4) Raktotpala is also identified with Nymphaea odorata It has the synonym Castalia odorata (Aiton) Wood var. gigantea (Tricker) Fernald (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale (1821)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)
· Taxon (1982)
· The Cyclopaedia
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1824)
· Castalia (1806)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Raktotpala, for example pregnancy safety, chemical composition, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल).—the red lotus.
Derivable forms: raktotpalam (रक्तोत्पलम्).
Raktotpala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and utpala (उत्पल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laṃ) The red lotus, (Nymphæa rubra.) E. rakta red, utpala lotus.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल):—[from rakta > raj] m. Bombax Heptaphyllum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] n. a red lotus, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल):—[rakto+tpala] (laṃ) 1. n. The red lotus.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Raktotpāla (रक्तोत्पाल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rattuppala.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल) [Also spelled raktotpal]:—(nm) red lotus.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the water lily plant, Nymphaea alba of Nymphaeaceae family; red lotus plant.
2) [noun] its red flower; red lotus.
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Raktōtpaḷa (ರಕ್ತೋತ್ಪಳ):—[noun] = ರಕ್ತೋತ್ಪಲ [raktotpala].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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