Shukataru, aka: Śukataru, Shuka-taru; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śukataru can be transliterated into English as Sukataru or Shukataru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śukataru (शुकतरु) is a synonym for Śirīṣa (Albizia lebbeck, “Siris tree”), from the Fabaceae (“legume”) family. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā. The literal translation of Śukataru is “parrot’s tree”, it is composed of śuka (‘parrot’) and taru (‘tree’)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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)

Śukataru (शुकतरु) is the name of the tree (vṛkṣa) associated with Caṇḍogra: the eastern cremation ground (śmaśāna) according to the Guhyasamayasādhanamālā 34. The tree associated with the east is sometimes given as Śirīśa or Harivāsa. As a part of this sādhana, the practicioner is to visualize a suitable dwelling place for the goddess inside the circle of protection which takes the form of eight cremation grounds.

These trees (eg., Śukataru) that are associated with the cremation grounds are often equated with the eight bodhi-trees of the Buddhas (the current buddha plus the seven previous one). According to the Śmaśānavidhi each tree has a secondary tree (upavṛkṣa) that is depicted as lovely and covered in vaṅga flowers and fruit. In each tree lives a naked rākṣasa who is wrathful in form, who eats human flesh and who has the animal face or the mount of the dikpati in his cremation ground.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
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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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Śuka (शुक).—m. (-kaḥ) 1. A parrot. 2. The son of Vyasa, the author or narrator of the Bhagavat....
Taru (तरु).—m. (-ruḥ) A tree. E. tṝ to proceed, Unadi affix un, what goes or grows; or from wha...
Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य).—n. (-nyaṃ) Awned or bearded grain, as barley, &c. E. śūka an awn, dh...
Śukapriyā (शुकप्रिया).—f. (-yā) The rose-apple, (Eugenia jambu.) E. śuka a parrot, priyā belove...
Kalpataru (कल्पतरु) or Kalpatarurasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth v...
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Tarurāja (तरुराज).—m. (-jaḥ) The palmyra tree. E. taru, and rāja king, chief.
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Tarutala (तरुतल).—the ground about the foot of a tree, foot of a tree Derivable forms: tarutala...
Śāliśūka (शालिशूक).—an awn or beard of rice. Derivable forms: śāliśūkaḥ (शालिशूकः).Śāliśūka is ...
Śitaśūka (शितशूक).—m. (-kaḥ) 1. Barley. 2. Wheat. E. śita sharpened, śūka the beard.--- OR --- ...
Bodhitaru (बोधितरु).—m. (-ruḥ) The holy fig-tree. E. bodhi wisdom, and taru the tree.
Karaśuka (करशुक).—m. (-kaḥ) A finger-nail. E. kara the hand, śuka the beard of corn.

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