Vatsanabha, aka: Vatsanābha, Vatsa-nabha; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Vatsanābha (वत्सनाभ) (Aconitum ferox) has been categorized under the sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons) group of drugs. Though Vatsanābha is considered as one of the deadly poision, it has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. All most all classical texts of Ayurveda i.e. Saṃhitā, Nighaṇṭu, Cikitsāgrantha and Rasagrantha provide information about various aspects of Vatsanābha.

Vatsanabha known paryāya (synonyms): Vatsanābha, Amṛta, Pradipana, Vara, Garala, Śambha, Gara, Halāhala, Brahmaputra, Sādhusudhe, Darada, Kṣveda, Raudra, Kālkūṭa (Kālakūṭa?), Śṛṅgika.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vatsanābha (वत्सनाभ).—A hermit. Dharma, once took the form of a she-buffalo and saved Vatsanābha from heavy rain. After this he thought that he was an ungrateful man and so he decided to forsake his body. But Dharma dissuaded him from this attempt. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Chapter 12).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vatsanābha (वत्सनाभ).—

1) Name of a tree.

2) a kind of very strong poison.

Derivable forms: vatsanābhaḥ (वत्सनाभः).

Vatsanābha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vatsa and nābha (नाभ).

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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