Upadhatu, aka: Upadhātu; 6 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Upadhātu (उपधातु) is a Sanskrit terchnical term referring to “subsidiary tissues” and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā and the Suśrutasaṃhita.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Upadhātu are actually not nourishing the body but they are the bye products of Dhātu, necessary for supporting the body.

They are

  1. Stanya (breast milk),
  2. Ārtava (menstrual blood),
  3. Kaṇḍarā (tendons),
  4. Śirā (vessels),
  5. Vasā (fat),
  6. Tvak (skin),
  7. Snāyu etc.

They are also vitiated by Doṣa.

Source: Hand book of domestic medicine: Basic principles of Āyurveda
Ayurveda book cover
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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upadhātu (उपधातु).—m (S) A common term for the secondary or inferior metals. 2 A mineral or fossile body; a mineral in the restrained sense.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upadhātu (उपधातु).—f A secondary or inferior metal.

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

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Upadhātu (उपधातु).—

1) An inferior metal, semi-metal. They are seven; सप्तोपधातवः स्वर्णं माक्षिकं तारमाक्षिकम् । तुत्थं कांस्यं च रातिश्च सुन्दूरं च शिलाजतु (saptopadhātavaḥ svarṇaṃ mākṣikaṃ tāramākṣikam | tutthaṃ kāṃsyaṃ ca rātiśca sundūraṃ ca śilājatu) ||

2) A secondary secretion of the body (six in number); e. g. milk, menses, adeps, sweat, teeth, hair, and lymph; स्तन्यं रजो वसा स्वेदो दन्ताः केशास्त- थैव च । औजस्यं सप्तधातूनां क्रमात्सप्तोपधातवः (stanyaṃ rajo vasā svedo dantāḥ keśāsta- thaiva ca | aujasyaṃ saptadhātūnāṃ kramātsaptopadhātavaḥ) ||

Derivable forms: upadhātuḥ (उपधातुः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upadhātu (उपधातु).—m.

(-tuḥ) 1. An inferior mineral, a semi-metal: seven are specified; pyrites, sulphate of copper, talc, antimony, red orpiment, yellow orpiment, and calx of brass. 2. Secondary secretion, as the milk, menses, adeps, sweet, teeth, hair, and lymph. E. upa minor, and ghātu mineral, &c.

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