Vasantaduti, Vasantadūtī, Vasanta-duti: 3 definitions

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Vasantaduti 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vasantadūtī (वसन्तदूती) is another name for Mādhavī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Hiptage benghalensis (hiptage) from the Malpighiaceae family, which is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine). It is used throughout literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā and the Suśrutasaṃhita.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vasantadūtī (वसन्तदूती).—

1) the trumpet-flower.

2) the female cuckoo.

3) Bignonia Suaveolens (Mar. pāṭalā).

Vasantadūtī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vasanta and dūtī (दूती).

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

1) Vasantadūtī (वसन्तदूती):—[=vasanta-dūtī] [from vasanta-dūta > vasanta > vas] f. the female of the Indian cuckoo

2) [v.s. ...] Gaertnera Racemosa

3) [v.s. ...] Bignonia Suaveoleus

4) [v.s. ...] a plant like the Premna Spinosa.

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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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