Indravāruṇī

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Indravaruni, IndravAruNI, Indravaaruni


Gender Form of Indravāruṇī

Indravāruṇī is a feminine form.

Orgin of the Word Indravāruṇī

Indravāruṇī is derived from "indra+vṛ+ṇic+un+ṅīp" which is referred as "indraṃ vārayati". It literally means obstructs/prevents Indra'.

Meaning of the Word Indravāruṇī

Indravāruṇī is a kind of creeper also known as Colocynth, Cucumis colocynthis.

Synonyms of Indravāruṇī

Synonyms of indravāruṇī are as follows:

  1. Viśālā
  2. Aindrī
  3. Citrā
  4. Gavāakṣī
  5. Gajacirbhaṭā
  6. Mṛgervvāruḥ
  7. Mpiṭaṅgīkī
  8. Mṛgādinī
  9. Indrā
  10. Aruṇā
  11. Gavādinī
  12. Kṣudrasahā
  13. Indracirbhaṭī
  14. Sūryyā
  15. Viṣaghnī
  16. Gaṇakarṇikā
  17. Amarā
  18. Mātā
  19. Sukarṇī
  20. Suphalā
  21. Tārakā
  22. Vṛṣabhākṣī
  23. Vītapuṣpā
  24. Indravallarī
  25. Himapuṣpī
  26. Kṣudraphalā
  27. Vāruṇī
  28. Bālakapriyā
  29. Raktairvvāruḥ
  30. Viṣalatā
  31. Śakravallī
  32. Viṣāpahā
  33. Amṛtā
  34. Viṣavallī
  35. Vitraphalā
  36. Jaṭādhara
  37. It is known as rākhāla sasā in Hindi

Indravāruṇī as per Rājanirghaṇṭa

Rājanirghaṇṭaḥ mentions its qualities as follows:

  1. Indravāruṇī has bitter and pungent rasa.
  2. It is cold in potency.
  3. It is purgative.
  4. It is used in diseases like internal tumor, splenomegaly, worm infestation (kaphaja type), skin disorders and fever[1]


References

  1. “ऐन्द्रीन्द्रवारुणी चित्रा गवाक्षी च गवादनी । वारुणी च पराप्युक्ता सा विशाला महाफला ॥ श्वेतपुष्पा मृगाक्षी च मृगैर्वारुर्मृगादनी । गवादनीद्वयं तिक्तं पाके कटुरसं लघु ॥ वीर्य्योष्णं कामलापित्तकफप्लीहोदरापहम् ।
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu