Udavarta, Udāvarta: 10 definitions


Udavarta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Udāvarta (उदावर्त) refers to the “junction of two seasons”, mentioned in verse 4.2 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “by the stoppage of the downward wind (are caused) visceral induration, secretory stasis [viz., udāvarta], pain, weariness, retention of wind, urine, and feces, impairment of vision and digestion, and heart-disease”.

Note: Udāvarta (“secretory stasis”) has been translated by rtug skam (“dry secretions”), the main symptom standing for the disease. Similarly, dṛṣṭyagnivadha (“impairment of vision and digestion”) has been rendered by mig rdul drod chuṅ (“weak eyes and poor gastric heat”).—rdul(-po) is a secondary form of rtul(-po) recurring in Dzl. p. 125.2.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Udāvarta (उदावर्त) refers to “upward movement of gases”. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Udāvarta (उदावर्त) refers to “abdominal disease due to retention of afeces” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning udāvarta] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Udāvarta (उदावर्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.72.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Udāvarta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Udavarta (उदवर्त) refers to the medical condition when “wind then forces its way constantly upwards and pushes up stool and urine” and, together with Plīhodara, represents one of the eight types of udararoga (“diseases affecting the belly”) according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 8). Accordingly, “Eating in excess of food, not containing fat, and of such articles of food-stuff as old mudga, chanaka, and other grams causes an irritation of vayu moving in the abdomen. Thus irritated, the wind blocks the passages through which stool and urine pass, and mixes with them, cansing ailments in the heart, back, belly, abdomen, and head; and fever with cough and breathing difficulty. This wind then forces its way constantly upwards and pushes up stool and urine. This is what is meant by udavarta. [...] Udavarta is cured by hingu, honey, and rock-salt, pestled together, saturated with clarified butter, and entered into the rectum”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

udāvarta (उदावर्त).—m The iliac passion.

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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

Udāvarta (उदावर्त).—A disease of the bowels, 'iliac passion' (characterized by the retention of excrements).

-rtā A painful menstruation with foamy blood; सफेनिलमुदा- वर्ता रजः कृच्छ्रेण मुञ्चति (saphenilamudā- vartā rajaḥ kṛcchreṇa muñcati) Suśr.

Derivable forms: udāvartaḥ (उदावर्तः).

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

1) Udāvarta (उदावर्त):—[=ud-āvarta] [from udā-vṛt] m. a class of diseases (marked by retention of the feces), disease of the bowels, iliac passion, [Suśruta; Taittirīya-saṃhitā vi, 4, 1, 1]

2) Udāvartā (उदावर्ता):—[=ud-āvartā] [from ud-āvarta > udā-vṛt] f. painful menstrual discharge (with foamy blood), [Suśruta]

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Udavarta 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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