Rudanti, Rudantī, Rudamti: 4 definitions



Rudanti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Rudantī (रुदन्ती) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with two possibly species verse, according to verse 5.60-62 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Chopra and Bāpālāl identify Rudantī with  Cressa cretica Linn. having support from Nāḍkarṇī, while P.V.S. identifies Rudantī with Capparis moonii.

Rudantī is mentioned as having seven synonyms: Sravattoyā, Sañjīvanī, Amṛtasravā, Romāñcikā, Mahāmāṃsī, Caṇapatrī and Sudhāsravā.

Properties and characteristics: “Rudantī is pungent (kaṭu), bitter (tikta) and hot (uṣṇa). It quells tuberculosis and worms. It cures bleeding disorders (raktapitta), asthma and diseases due to kapha. It is rejuvenating (rasāyanī) and cures obstinate urinary disorders including diabeties [diabetes?] (meha).—The shrub and leaves of Rudantī are just like that of gram and are sour in taste. In śiśira-ṛtu drops of water come out of it, giving an impression of tears due to weeping, so it is called Rudantikā”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Rudantī (रुदन्ती) refers to one of the twenty-four Ḍākinīs positioned at the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, between the west and south (of the heruka-maṇḍala) are six Ḍākinīs who are half red and half yellow in color. They [viz., Rudantī] are headed by the major four Ḍākinīs of the Cakrasaṃvara tradition. They stand in the Pratyālīḍha posture and, except for the body posture, their physical features and objects that they hold are the same as Vajravārāhīs.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rudantī (रुदन्ती):—[from rud] f. ‘weeper’, Name of a species of small succulent plant (= amṛta-sravā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rudaṃti (ರುದಂತಿ):—[noun] a species of small succulent plant.

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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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