Varti, aka: Vartī; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Varti (Eye wick): It is made by grinding fine powders of herbs with recommended liquids to form a soft paste. These medicines are made exclusively against eye diseases. Example: Candrodaya-varti.

Source: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Varti (suppository) is a Sanskrit term used in Ayurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varti (वर्ति) or Vartī (वर्ती).—f. [vṛt-in vā ṅīp Uṇ.4.13,135]

1) Anything wrapped round, a pad, roll.

2) An unguent, ointment, eye-salve, collyrium or any cosmetic (in the form of a ball or pill); सा पुनर्मम प्रथमदर्शनात्प्रभृत्यमृतवर्तिरिव चक्षुषोरानन्दमुत्पादयन्ती (sā punarmama prathamadarśanātprabhṛtyamṛtavartiriva cakṣuṣorānandamutpādayantī) Māl.1; इयगमृतवर्तिर्नयनयोः (iyagamṛtavartirnayanayoḥ) U.1.38; कर्पूरवर्तिरिव लोचनतापहन्त्री (karpūravartiriva locanatāpahantrī) Bv.3.16; Vb.1.

3) The wick of a lamp; उज्ज्वलालोकया स्निग्धा त्वया त्यक्ता न राजते । मलीमस- मुखी वर्तिः प्रदीपशिखया यथा (ujjvalālokayā snigdhā tvayā tyaktā na rājate | malīmasa- mukhī vartiḥ pradīpaśikhayā yathā) || Māl.1.4; a lamp.

4) The projecting threads or unwoven ends (of a cloth). the fringe.

5) A magical lamp.

6) The protuberance round a vessel.

7) A surgical instrument (such as a bougie).

8) A streak, line.

9) Swelling in the throat.

1) A swelling formed by internal rupture.

Derivable forms: vartiḥ (वर्तिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varti (वर्ति).—(= Sanskrit vartikā, which also means wick = Sanskrit varti), paintbrush: sūkṣma-varti-pratigṛhītapāṇir anāyāsa- cittaḥ taṃ paṭam ālikhet Mmk 61.21 (prose).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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