Vataka, Vāṭaka, Vātaka, Vaṭaka: 12 definitions


Vataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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)

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Vaṭaka (वटक) is of the shape of black gram-cake (baḍā) and is different from Modaka (solid-boiled decoction).

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Vaṭaka (वटक) is the name of dish featuring Māṣa (black-gram) as an ingredient, described as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The text Bhojanakutūhala devoted to a section on vaṭakas, in which, most of the vaṭakas are prepared from black-gram. The text says some vaṭakas are fried in gingelly oil, some are in ghee, some dried in sun and fried in oil, while others are immersed in liquids. These black-gram vaṭakas contains other constituents like ginger, asafoetida etc. which helps the digetion of black-gram in a proper manner.

Vaṭakas or vaṭas are the much popular preparation of India, the former is the Sanskrit term while the latter being used in vernaculars. In Deccan provinces, particularly in Maharashtra, this dish is coined by the terms vaṭe and vaṭi. Thus the author has attempted to Sanskritize vaṭes as vaṭakas and vaṭis as vaṭikās. Thus we can see different dishes in this section bearing Sanskrit terms with the suffix vaṭakas and vaṭikas and the dishes bearing Marathi terms with suffixes vaṭes and vaṭis.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Vāṭaka (वाटक) is a word denoting a ‘village’ or ‘hamlet’ and can be seen as a synonym for grāma, often used in inscriptions.—Terms such as vāṭaka are in many cases, associated with the names of the villages so as to become the ending part of the different place-names. Inscriptions throw light on the location of the villages in different ways. Firstly, they communicate us an idea about the country, the division and the sub-division to which these villages belonged. Secondly, the inscriptions provide information regarding theboundaries of the donated villages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vāṭaka.—(LL), a garden. (IE 8-4; EI 15; IA 7), corrupt form of pāṭaka; ‘part of a village’; often suffixed to names of localities. Cf. the second component in Talla-vāṭaka, meaning modern vāḍa, spelt in English as wara. Note: vāṭaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Vaṭaka.—same as tolaka (q. v.). Note: vaṭaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Vaṭaka.—same as draṃkṣaṇa or tola. Note: vaṭaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāṭaka : (m.) an enclosure.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vātaka, (adj.) (-°) (fr. vāta 2) belonging to or connected with the winds (of the body) in ahi-vātaka-roga a cert. (intestinal) disease (lit. “snake-pain”), pestilence, plague; dysentery (caused by a famine and attacking men and beasts alike) DhA. I, 169, 187, 231; III, 437. (Page 608)

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Vāṭaka, (-°) (fr. vāṭa) enclosure, circle, ring; in gala° the throat circle, i.e. the bottom of the throat Vism. 258; DhsA. 316; DhA. I, 394; caṇḍāla° circle of Caṇḍālas J. VI, 156; brāhmaṇa° of Brahmins DhA. IV, 177. (Page 607)

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Vaṭaka, (cp. *Sk. vaṭaka, fr. vaṭa rope) a small ball or thickening, bulb, tuber; in muḷāla° the (edible) tuber of the lotus J. VI, 563 (C. kaṇḍaka). (Page 594)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṭaka (वटक).—m S A cake made of pulse-flour fried. 2 A lump of scybala or hardened fæces: also a ball of undigested food in the stomach or bowels. 3 Applied, descriptively, to the disorder in which scybala &c. appear; also in which the milk sucked (by an infant) is discharged in clots.

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vaṭakā (वटका).—m (Imit. vaṭa! vaṭa!) Empty talk, chatter or prate. v kara, lāva, māṇḍa, cālava.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṭaka (वटक).—

1) A kind of cake.

2) A small lump, ball, globule, pill.

3) A particular weight of 8 māṣas.

Derivable forms: vaṭakaḥ (वटकः).

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Vāṭaka (वाटक).—

1) The site of a house.

2) An orchard, a garden; अये दक्षिणेन वृक्षवाटिकामालाप इव श्रूयते (aye dakṣiṇena vṛkṣavāṭikāmālāpa iva śrūyate) Ś1; so पुष्प°, अशोक° (puṣpa°, aśoka°) &c.

3) A hut.

Derivable forms: vāṭakaḥ (वाटकः).

See also (synonyms): vāṭikā.

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Vātaka (वातक).—

1) A paramour (jāra).

2) Name of a plant.

Derivable forms: vātakaḥ (वातकः).

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

Vaṭaka (वटक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Pulse ground and fried in oil or butter. 2. A weight of eight Mashas. f.

(-ṭikā) A pill. E. vaṭ to surround, aff. kvun .

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Vātaka (वातक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A paramour. 2. A plant, (Marsilea quadrifolia.) E. vāta wind, kṛ to make, aff. ḍa .

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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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