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vamana (väˑ·m·n),

n in Ayurveda, one of the five steps of panchakarma, which refers to therapeutic vomiting induced to eliminate the mucus causing buildup of kapha; used to treat conditions related to an imbalance of kapha within the body—including chronic asthma, skin diseases, chronic cold, diabetes, chronic indigestion, obstruction of the lymphatic system, chronic sinus problems, edema, and recurring tonsillitis. See also panchakarma and kapha.
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The male figure next to Vamana, who stands bearing a parasol at Vishnu's top right, may be conjectured to be Bali.
This is not a description of Kalidasa's famous Meghaduta, known as Meghasandesa in the south (hereafter MS), but of a poem written about a thousand years later, probably at the close of the fourteenth century, the Hamsasandesa of Vamana Bhatta Bana (hereafter HSVBB).
For example, in the case of a person with a kapha imbalance, or excess ama in a kapha part of the body, vamana and nasya will be emphasized to remove excess kapha.
To Vamana, the complete beauty of a poem is alamkara, the process of beautification is also alamkara and factors, figures of speech which are employed as means in this process are also called alamkaras.
Even more ambitious than the Rietberg book is the catalogue of the Vamana (dwarf) avatar of the Masters exhibition in New York with the title Wonder of the Age.
Jayaditya is usually credited with the first five books, Vamana with the rest; indeed, the contradictions noted by Ojihara are all between the commentary of the first five books on the one hand and the later books on the other, supporting the prevailing opinion.
A study that I conducted on Vaishnava iconography in Kerala reveals that among the Dashavatara images Krishna was the most favoured form, followed by Vamana and Parashurama, and Kalki the least popular.
In fact, Vamana kept even closer to Bhamaha's words and formulation than Dandin.
Within the Kasika itself we find two opinions, one advocated by Jayaditya and the other by Vamana.
1:22:17-18), and thereafter by his incarnation as Vamana ("dwarf").
Vamana, who is normally accounted the major exponent of that "tradition" is very much present (nos.
The major grammarians who come after Bhartrhari are Vamana and Jayaditya, the authors of the Kasikavrtti ([+ or -] seventh century A.