Vatika, aka: Vātīka, Vātika, Vatikā, Vaṭika; 12 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Vātika (वातिक) is a Sanskrit word referring to a classification of human constitution (prakṛti) where Vāta-doṣa has its dominance. The word is used throughout Āyurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. A skilled physician should monitor the constitution of a patient during treatment with medicines and prescribing his diet. Vāta represents the “airy” element of the human body.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The person of Vātika constitution (vāta-prakṛti) is averse to cold, inclined to stealing, loves music, has hands and feet cracked, hairs, nails, etc. rough, is impatient and unstable, lean and thin, ungrateful, vociferous, with quick movements, loitering, unsteady in social relations and has quivering eyes.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Vātīka (वातीक)—Sanskrit word for a bird. This animal is from the group called Viṣkira (which scatter). Viṣkira itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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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Vatika in Purana glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Vātika (वातिक).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 67).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Vātika (वातिक).—Śyāma Parāśara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 201. 37.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Itihasa (narrative history)

Vātika (वातिक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.62) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vātika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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India history and geogprahy

Vāṭikā.—(EI 15; SITI), same as nilam or veḻi, defined in the Mayamata as 5120 square daṇḍas, the length of the daṇḍa being 4 cubits; 4. 48 acres. (EI 30), a land measure equal to twenty māṇas in Orissa; same as vāṭi, vāṭī; equal to 20 acres. (EI 27), a hamlet. Note: vāṭikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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vatika : (adj.) (in cpds.) having the habit of; acting like. || vātika (adj.), caused by the wind humour. vatikā (f.) a fence.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vatika, (adj.) (-°) (vata2+ika) having the habit (of), acting like M. I, 387 (kukkura°). (Page 597)

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Vātika, (adj.) (fr. vāta 2, cp. *Sk. vātakin Halāyudha II. 451) connected with the winds (humours) of the body, having bad circulation, suffering from internal trouble, rheumatic (?) Miln. 135, 298. (Page 608)

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Vatikā, (f.) (fr. vati1) a fence SnA 148 (kaṇṭaka° & rukkha°). (Page 597)

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

vaṭikā (वटिका).—f (S) vaṭī f (S) A plat or bed (of a garden &c.) 2 A pill. 3 A cake or pat; a small flattish lump (of dough or bread, of butter, soap, kneaded cowdung &c.)

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vāṭikā (वाटिका) [or वाटी, vāṭī].—f (S) A garden, orchard &c., a piece of ground set with vegetables, flowers, or fruit-trees. Generally in comp. as puṣpavāṭikā A flower-garden; vṛkṣavāṭikā A plantation of trees, an orchard, a grove; ikṣuvāṭikā, tālavāṭikā &c.

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vātika (वातिक).—a S Relating to the humor vāta or Wind in the system.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṭikā (वटिका).—f A bed or plat. A pill. A cake or pat.

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vāṭikā (वाटिका).—f A garden, orchard.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

Vaṭika (वटिक).—A pawn at chess.

Derivable forms: vaṭikaḥ (वटिकः).

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Vaṭikā (वटिका).—[vaṭ-in Uṇ.4.128]

1) A pill.

2) A chessman.

3) A kind of cake or bread (Mar. āṃboḷī) made of rice and Māṣa.

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Vāṭikā (वाटिका).—

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.

See also (synonyms): vāṭaka.

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Vātika (वातिक).—a. (- f.) [वातादागतः ठक् (vātādāgataḥ ṭhak)]

1) Stormy, windy.

2) Gouty, rheumatic.

3) Mad.

-kaḥ 1 Fever caused by a vitiated state of the wind.

2) A person affected by flatulence.

3) A flatterer; एवं तत्राब्रुवन् केचिद्वातिकास्तं जने- श्वरम् (evaṃ tatrābruvan kecidvātikāstaṃ jane- śvaram) Mb.3.257.4.

4) A class of deities (devayoniviśeṣa); वातिकाश्चारणा ये तु दृष्ट्वा ते हर्षमागताः (vātikāścāraṇā ye tu dṛṣṭvā te harṣamāgatāḥ) Mb.9.55.14 (com. vātikāḥ vātena saha gacchanti ākāśacāriṇaḥ).

5) A juggler.

6) A dealer in antidotes.

7) The Chātaka bird.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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