Vishnukranta, Viṣṇukrānta, Vishnu-kranta, Vishnukramta: 14 definitions


Vishnukranta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Viṣṇukrānta can be transliterated into English as Visnukranta or Vishnukranta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Viṣṇukrānta (विष्णुक्रान्त).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this viṣṇukrānta-karaṇa is as follows, “a foot stretched forward and bent as if on the point of walking, and hands to be Recita.”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vishnukranta in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L. from the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family having the following synonyms: Convolvulus alsinoides. For the possible medicinal usage of vishnukranta, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Vishnukranta [ವಿಷ್ಣುಕ್ರಾಂತ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

1) Viṣṇukrāntā in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal climber “Clitoria ternatea L.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Leaves”. Instructions for using the climber named Viṣṇukrāntā: The paste of Leaf mixed with the paste of adrak (Zingiber officinale) 1 g each—applied on forehead.

2) Viṣṇukrānta (or Viṣṇukrāṃta) in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal herb “Evolvulus alsinoides L.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Whole plant”.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Evolvulus alsinoides (Linn.) Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning viṣṇukrāntā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.89 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: The Viṣṇukrāntā of this chapter (i.e., chapter five) is certainly a different species fro mthe plant referred in the 3rd chapter as Girikarṇikā or Aparājitā and needs a thorough review for its identification.

Viṣṇukrāntā is mentioned as having seven synonyms: Harikrāntā, Nīlapuṣpā, Aparājitā, Nīlakrāntā, Satīnā, Vikrāntā and Chardikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Viṣṇukrāntā is pungent (kaṭu), bitter (tikta) and cures the diseases due to vitiated kapha and vāta”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Viṣṇukrānta (विष्णुक्रान्त) is the name of the Creeper (vallī) associated with Pūrṇagiri, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to chapter 10 of the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—If the scheme in the Yogakhaṇḍa is not the first example of this model, the other most likely candidate is found in chapter ten of the Kularatnoddyota, which is an early Tantra of the Kubjikā corpus. [...] In this set-up each of the four sacred seats corresponds to a cosmic age and has a tree, creeper [i.e., Viṣṇukrānta], cave, monastery (maṭha), goddess, Siddha, and guardian of the field. The layout can be tabulated as follows.

2) Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता) is the name of the Tendril (valli) associated with Jālandhara, one the eight Sacred Seats (pīṭha), according to the Yogakhaṇḍa (chapter 14) of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Visnukranta in India is the name of a plant defined with Evolvulus alsinoides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Convolvulus linifolius L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Voyage Yemen (1889)
· Beskrivelse af Guineeiske planter (1827)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1975)
· Prodr. (Swartz) (1788)
· Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (1818)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1970)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Visnukranta, for example pregnancy safety, side effects, extract dosage, chemical composition, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishnukranta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रांता).—f S A flower, Clitorea ternatea. Called also Evolvulus Alsenoides.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vishnukranta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता).—Name of various plants.

Viṣṇukrāntā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viṣṇu and krāntā (क्रान्ता).

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

Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता).—f.

(-ntā) A flower, (Clitorea ternatea.) E. viṣṇu Vishnu, and krānta overcome. “aparājitā .”

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

1) Viṣṇukrānta (विष्णुक्रान्त):—[=viṣṇu-krānta] [from viṣṇu] mf(ā)n. bestridden by Viṣṇu, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of measure, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

3) Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता):—[=viṣṇu-krāntā] [from viṣṇu-krānta > viṣṇu] f. Name of various plants ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] Clitoria Ternatea; Evolvulus Alsinoides; a kind of dark Śaṅkha-puṣpī), [Pañcarātra; Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā etc.]

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

Viṣṇukrāntā (विष्णुक्रान्ता):—[viṣṇu-krāntā] (ntā) 1. f. A flower, (Clitorea ternatea.)

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishnukranta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viṣṇukrāṃta (ವಿಷ್ಣುಕ್ರಾಂತ):—

1) [noun] = ವಿಷ್ಣುಕ್ರಾಂತಿ [vishnukramti].

2) [noun] (dance.) (while standing) a foot is stretched forward and rested on the forepart and the heel lifted up,and the hands are lifted up with both palms and fingers straightened up.

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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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