Vasantaduta, Vasantadūta, Vasanta-duta, Vasamtaduta: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Vasantadūta (वसन्तदूत) (lit. “one who is the messenger of Vasanta Season”) is a synonym (another name) for the [Female] Cuckoo (Kokila), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Vasantadūta (वसन्तदूत)—Sanskrit word for the “Mango”. This may be a plain synonym or may denote a different species of mangoes.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vasantadūta (वसन्तदूत).—

1) the cuckoo.

2) the month called Chaitra.

3) the musical mode हिन्दोल (hindola).

4) the mango tree.

Derivable forms: vasantadūtaḥ (वसन्तदूतः).

Vasantadūta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vasanta and dūta (दूत).

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

Vasantadūta (वसन्तदूत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. The Kokila or Indian cuckoo. 2. The month Chaitra, (March-April.) 3. The mango tree. f. (-tī) 1. The trumpet flower. 2. A large and beautiful creeper, (Gærtnera racemosa.) E. vasanta spring, and dūta the messenger.

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

1) Vasantadūta (वसन्तदूत):—[=vasanta-dūta] [from vasanta > vas] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) ‘sp°-messenger’, the Indian cuckoo (See kokila)

2) [v.s. ...] the mango tree

3) [v.s. ...] the month Caitra (March-April)

4) [v.s. ...] the 5th Rāga or the musical mode Hindola

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

Vasantadūta (वसन्तदूत):—[vasanta-dūta] (taḥ) 1. m. Cuckoo; month Chaitra; a mango tree. f. Trumpet flower; Gærtnera racemosa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vasantaduta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vasaṃtadūta (ವಸಂತದೂತ):—

1) [noun] the Indian cuckoo.

2) [noun] a mango tree.

3) [noun] Caitra, the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar.

4) [noun] (mus.) in Karnāṭaka systemm name of a musical mode (rāga).

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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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