Vamavarta, Vama-avarta, Vāmāvarta, Vāmāvartā: 2 definitions

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Vamavarta 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vāmāvartā (वामावर्ता) is another name for Āvartakī, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia auriculata, synonym of Senna auriculata (matura tea tree) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.135-136 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vāmāvartā and Āvartakī, there are a total of eleven 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāmāvarta (वामावर्त).—

1) a conch-shell, the spiral of which runs from right to left.

Derivable forms: vāmāvartaḥ (वामावर्तः).

Vāmāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāma and āvarta (आवर्त).

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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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