Satala, Sātalā, Saṭāla, Shatala: 14 definitions


Satala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Sātalā (सातला):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Satala in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Euphorbia dracunculoides Lam. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Euphorbia lanceolata, Tithymalus dracunculoides. For the possible medicinal usage of satala, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sātalā (सातला) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.194-195 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: For the identification of Sātalā (or Saptalā) the following species are suggested: 1) Acacia concinna DC. (also “shikakai”), 2) Euphorbia dracunculoides Lam. (also “dragon spurge”), 3) Euphorbia royleana Boiss. (also “sullu spurge”), 4) Euphorbia tirucalli Linn., 5) Euphorbia nivulia Buch.-Ham. (also “leafy milk hedge”), 6) Origanum vulgare Linn. (also “oregano”), 7) Euphorbia pilosa Linn. (synonym of Euphorbia villosa, or “hairy spurge”).

Sātalā is mentioned as having twelve synonyms: Saptalā, Sārī, Vidulā, Vimalā, Amalā, Bahuphenā, Carmakaṣā, Phenā, Dīptā, Viṣāṇikā, Svarṇapuṣpī and Citraghanā.

Properties and characteristics: “Sātalā is light (laghu), bitter (tikta) and astringent (kaṣāya). It cures vitiated kapha and pitta-doṣas. It cures erysipelas (visarpa), leprosy and allied skin diseases (kuṣṭha) furunculosis or impetigo contagiosa (visphota) and oedema due to wounds (vraṇa-śopha)”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sa-tala.—(EI 12, 29), ‘together with the surface of the ground’. Note: sa-tala is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṭala (सटल) [or ल्ली, llī].—f (saṭa! Sound of slipping.) Slipping out of (a promise or an engagement). v khā. 2 Slipping or swerving from the truth (in narrating or declaring); storytelling. v māra, hāka.

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satala (सतल) [or लें, lēṃ].—n A metal vessel. See satēla.

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satāla (सताल) [or लें, lēṃ].—n A metal vessel. See satēla.

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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

Saṭāla (सटाल).—a. Full of; Inscr.

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Sātalā (सातला).—

1) See सप्तला (saptalā).

2) A soap-tree (Mar. śikekāī).

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

Sātalā (सातला).—f.

(-lā) A shrub, commonly Charmakasa. E. sāta pleasure, and to give, affs. aṅ and ṭāp; also śātalā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṭāla (सटाल).—[adjective] maned.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sātala (सातल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

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

1) Śātalā (शातला):—f. [varia lectio] for sātalā q.v.

2) Saṭāla (सटाल):—[from saṭa] m. having a mane, maned ([varia lectio] sa-jāla), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) richly provided with, full of [Inscriptions]

4) Satala (सतल):—[=sa-tala] [from sa > sa-takṣan] mfn. having a bottom, [ib.]

5) Sātala (सातल):—m. Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

6) Sātalā (सातला):—f. = saptalā, [Caraka]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sātalā (सातला):—(lā) 1. f. A shrub, Charmaghās.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṭāla (सटाल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saḍhaāla.

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Satala in German

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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

Śātala (ಶಾತಲ):—[noun] the tree Shorea talura ( = S. robusta, = Vatica robusta) of Dipterocarpaceae family; bastard sal.

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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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