Vatari, Vātāri, Vata-ari: 8 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Vātāri (वातारि) is another name for Putradātrī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.143-144 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Putradātrī is different from Putradā, described by Narhari. Putradātrī is different from Putrañjīva (Putranjiva roxburghii) too though the actions appear mostly similar. Similarly, it can’t be Lakṣamaṇā either, as the latter has been described separatly by Narhari in chapter 4 along with Śatāhvādi-varga. Together with the names Vātāri and Putradātrī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Vātāri (वातारि) also represents a synonym for Śephālī, a medicinal plant identified with Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (or ‘night-flowering jasmine’) from the Oleaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.155-156. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Vātāri and Śephālī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Vātāri (वातारि) or Vātārirasa is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 25, Amavata: gout and rheumatism). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., vātāri-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vatārī (वतारी).—See ōtala, ōtārī &c.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vātāri (वातारि).—

1) the castor-oil tree.

2) Name of several plants :-शतमूली, शेफालिका, यवानी, भार्गी, स्नुही, विडंग, शूरण, जतुका (śatamūlī, śephālikā, yavānī, bhārgī, snuhī, viḍaṃga, śūraṇa, jatukā) &c.

Derivable forms: vātāriḥ (वातारिः).

Vātāri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāta and ari (अरि).

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

Vātāri (वातारि).—f.

(-riḥ) 1. The castor-oil tree. 2. A plant, (Asparagus racemosus.) E. vāta rheumatism, ari hostile.

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

Vātāri (वातारि):—[from vāta > vā] m. ‘enemy of w°-disease’, Name of various plants ([especially] Ricinus Communis; Asparagus Racemosus; Ptychotis Ajowan; Embelia Ribes etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vātāri (वातारि):—[vātā+ri] (riḥ) 2. f. The castor oil tree; asparagus.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vātāri (वातारि):—m. ein Feind des Windes (im Körper) so v. a. ein wirksames Mittel gegen denselben; Bez. verschiedener Pflanzen: Ricinus communis [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] [Ratnamālā 3.] = śatamūlī [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma] = putradātrī, śephālikā, yavānī, bhārgī, snuhī, viḍaṅga, śūraṇa, bhallātaka und jatukā [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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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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