Vatodara, Vātodara, Vata-udara: 3 definitions

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Vatodara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Vātodara (वातोदर) refers to “formation of gas in the stomach” and represents one of the eight types of udararoga (“diseases affecting the belly”) according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 6). Accordingly, “Vatodara is signified by the formation, in the stomach, of gas, which causes the throboing of the glands down below the navel, felt by the pressure of the fingers; belching, heaviness felt in the belly; constipation; and occasional swelling of the belly due to wind. [...] Vatodara of long standing, if not cured, is generally followed by a growth (due to swelling of the glands round about the navel)”.

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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

vātōdara (वातोदर).—n S A form of Tympanitis or Abdominal distension.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vātōdara (ವಾತೋದರ):—[noun] the belly swollen from flatulency.

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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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