Tripatra, Tripātra: 7 definitions


Tripatra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Tripatra in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa from the Rutaceae (Lemon) family having the following synonyms: Crateva marmelos, Aegle marmelos var. mahurensis. For the possible medicinal usage of tripatra, 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.

Tripatra [त्रिपत्रा] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Trifolium pratense L. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family.

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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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tripātra (त्रिपात्र) [=pātratraya?] refers to the “three vessels”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.21-27.—Accordingly, “[...]  O Bhairavī, once the lord had made the three vessels (pātratraya) in this sequence, he worshipped the Wheel by acting (freely) as he desired. Seeing the Lord of the Wheel within the Wheel intent on worship, the Supreme goddess, her mind full of humility, asked (him): ‘O god and lord, what is worshipped in the great union that arouses great wonder with (all this) great heap of sacrificial substances and the divine wheels that generate great bliss? Śrīnātha, if you do (indeed) bestow boons tell (me this) by (your) grace’”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Tripātra (त्रिपात्र) is the name of a Yakṣa appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Ṭhakkana, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Yakṣa Tripātra in Ṭhakkana], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Tripatra in India is the name of a plant defined with Aegle marmelos in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Feronia pellucida Roth (among others).

2) Tripatra is also identified with Aerva javanica It has the synonym Iresine persica Burm.f. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Philippine Journal of Science (1921)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1954)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1800)
· Flora Indica (1768)
· Taxon (1979)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tripatra (त्रिपत्र).—mfn.

(-traḥ-trā-traṃ) Three-leaved trefoil. m.

(-traḥ) A bell tree, (Ægle marmelos.) E. tri, and patra leaf.

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

Tripatra (त्रिपत्र):—[tri-patra] (traḥ-trā-traṃ) 1. m. f. n. Threeleaved, trefoil. m. Ægle marmelos.

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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

Tripatra (ತ್ರಿಪತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] the tree Aegle marmelos of Rutaceae family.

2) [noun] its trifoliate leaves.

3) [noun] the tree Butea frondosa of Papilionaceae family; bastard teak; flame of the forest.

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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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