Vatadosha, Vātadoṣa, Vata-dosha: 3 definitions


Vatadosha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Vātadoṣa can be transliterated into English as Vatadosa or Vatadosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Vatadosha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Doshas in Ayurveda

Vātadoṣa (वातदोष) [vata-dosha] is localized in the lower body, from the navel to the toes.—Vata-dosha, in which the element of Air predominates, carries out all motor processes - body movements, circulation of fluids (blood and lymph), communication of organs, pulse, breathing. Another important function of Vata is to fan Agni, the digestive fire. In addition, it is under the influence of Vata during conception that the sperm is united with the egg, giving rise to a new life.

Vata-dosha prevails in the final period of life—in old age and old age, drying up the body, bodily juices, destroying bones and other tissues and bringing senile diseases. Vata is also activated in late spring and early summer, when dry and windy weather prevails, and within a day—at the end of the day and at the end of the night (which is why waking up before dawn provides vigor for the next day).

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vatadosha in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vātadoṣa (वातदोष) refers to “disadvantages resulting from winds”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering manual of the root-heart] “[...] All disadvantages resulting from winds (vātadoṣa), clouds, thunderbolts and cold spells will be bound. All will be stopped. Until the stake is driven out these remain bound. Having enchanted mustard seeds seven times, these should be thrown towards the clouds. All thunderbolts produce water. [...]”

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vatadosha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vātadōṣa (ವಾತದೋಷ):—[noun] vitiation of windy humour in the body.

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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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