Raktotpala, Rakta-utpala: 11 definitions


Raktotpala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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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).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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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”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Raktotpala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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

Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल).—n.

(-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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Raktotpala (रक्तोत्पल) [Also spelled raktotpal]:—(nm) red lotus.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raktōtpala (ರಕ್ತೋತ್ಪಲ):—

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].

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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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