Shitalata, Sitalatā, Śītalatā, Sitālatā, Sita-lata: 6 definitions

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Shitalata 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 term Śītalatā can be transliterated into English as Sitalata or Shitalata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śītalatā (शीतलता, “coolness”) refers to one of the attributes of vāta (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Śītalatā is characterised by the inability to tolerate cold substances, disliking towards cold climate and colds hands and feet. Vāta represents the “airy element” of the human body and is situated in the basti (pelvic region). It is also known as Vāyu.

Śītalatā also refers to one of the attributes of pitta (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Śītalatā is characterised by low appetite and reduced thirst, low perspiration and reduced feeling of heat. Kapha represents the “water element” of the human body and is situated in the śiras (head).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sitalatā (सितलता) is another name for Amṛtasravā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.141-142 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Vaidyaka Śabda Sindhu informs that Amṛtasravā is a creeper found by its name in the surroundings of Citrakūṭa. Together with the names Sitalatā and Amṛtasravā, there are a total of five Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sitālatā (सितालता).—white Dūrvā grass.

Sitālatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sitā and latā (लता).

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

Śītalatā (शीतलता).—f.

(-tā) Coldness, coolness. E. śītala, tal aff.; also with tva, śītalatvaṃ .

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Sitālatā (सितालता).—f.

(-tā) Durba grass with white blossoms. E. sita, latā a creeper.

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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. 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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