Vasanti, Vāsantī, Vasamti: 8 definitions


Vasanti means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Vāsantī (वासन्ती) refers to a type of flower (puṣpa) commonly used in for personal and commercial purposes in ancient India. People were fond of flowers. The groves and gardens were maintained for recreational purpose. The Jain canonical texts frequently mention different horticulture products viz. fruits, vegetables and flowers which depict that horticulture was a popular pursuit of the people at that time. Gardens and parks (ārāma, ujjāṇa or nijjaṇa) were full of fruits and flowers of various kinds which besides yielding their products provided a calm andquiet place where people could enjoy the natural surroundings.

The flowers (e.g., Vāsantī) fulfilled the aesthetic needs of the people. At the same time they had an economic importance in as much as some people depended on its trade. It is mentioned that people of Koṅkaṇa maintained themselves by selling fruits and flowers. (see Bṛhatkalpasūtra) Flower garlands and bouquet of various designs were prepared and sold. Saffron (kuṃkuma or kesara) was an important flower product. It yielded a good income to the producers. The flower attracted the bees who yielded honey (mahu, sanskrit: madhu) of different varieties, e. g. macchiya, kuṭṭiya, bhāmara, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Vasanti in India is the name of a plant defined with Aganosma caryophyllata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echites caryophyllatus Blume, nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Vasanti is also identified with Aganosma dichotoma It has the synonym Echites dichotomus Roth.

3) Vasanti is also identified with Hiptage benghalensis It has the synonym Banisteria tetraptera Sonn. (etc.).

4) Vasanti is also identified with Jasminum auriculatum.

5) Vasanti is also identified with Jasminum officinale It has the synonym Jasminum officinale var. acutum Stokes (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· I. Invest. Stud. Nat. (1992)
· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1981)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1791)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vasantī (वसंती).—a (vasanta) Relating to the season or to the Rag called vasanta.

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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vāsantī (वासन्ती).—name of a ‘goddess of Night’: Gaṇḍavyūha 223.1 ff.

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

1) Vāsantī (वासन्ती):—[from vāsanta] a f. See below.

2) [from vāsanta] b f. (See vāsanta above) Name of various plants (Gaertnera Racemosa, a kind of jasmine, Bignonia Suaveolens etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = nava-mālikā, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] a spring festival (held in the month Caitra in honour of Kāma-deva or in some places of Durgā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

6) [v.s. ...] (in music) a [particular] Rāgiṇī, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a sylvan goddess, [Uttararāma-carita]

8) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of king Bhūmi-śukla, [Buddhist literature]

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vasanti in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) of or pertaining to [vasamta] (spring); (nf) a kind of sweet smelling creeper..—vasanti (वासंती) is alternatively transliterated as Vāsaṃtī.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Vāsaṃtī (वासंती) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Vāsantikā, Ntī.

Vāsaṃtī has the following synonyms: Vāsaṃntia, Vāsaṃtiā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāsaṃti (ವಾಸಂತಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Gaertnera racemosa.

2) [noun] the jasmine plant Jasminum auriculatum of Oleaceae family.

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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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