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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 Hindu deity Vishnu, upon the insistence of other deities, comes to Maveli dressed as a Brahmin boy named Vamana and asks for a boon of land, measured by three footsteps.
It is a 10-day long festival that falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam, marking the remembrance of Vamana Avatara of God Vishnu and debarkation of the legendary king Mahabali.
The Devamrtapancaratra prescribes the worship of five images, Narasimha, Varaha, Vamana, Trivikrama, and Vasudeva in his Visvarupa form, who are attested in a eighth-century image in Gwailor Museum.
At the same time RSS mouth piece Kesari carried an article which said that there is no reference or description in mythology books which can support the story that Mahabali was pushed to the netherworld by Vamana.
Various panchkarma procedures that are administered include Katibasti, Grivabasti, Patrapinda Sweda, Churanpinda Sweda, Balukapotli Sweda, Udavartanama, Abhyanga, Nadi Sweda, Sarvanga Abhyanga, Vashapa Sweda, Shirodhara, Shirobasti, Nasaya, Vamana, Virechana, Basti, etc.
The festival marks the commemoration of Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of mythical King Mahabali.
In Vamana therapy, it is used as emetic (Vantikrut) while in dyspepsia, it is employed as an appetizer (Vanhikrut) (Chunekar and Pandey 1998).
The Matsya, Kurma, Vamana, Balarama, Buddha and Kalki incarnations of Vishnu are sculpted in small size, not in sequence, appearing wherever space is available.
2) Debemos las principales referencias a importantes teoricos literarios del periodo clasico: en el siglo VII, Bhamaha (Kavyalakara); en el VIII, Vamana (Kavyalakarasutrani); en el IX, Rajasekhara (citado por Jalhana en su antologia poetica Suktimuktavali, fechada hacia el siglo XIII), y en el X, Abhinavagupta (Abhinavabharati).
In Ayurvedic medicine it is known as vamana therapy, and is used to rid the body of excess mucus and water (that is known as kapha) that collects on the lungs and "disturbs the mind and clouds the senses" (Frawley 2000).
Estas encarnaciones (avatares, descensos) son diez: Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasuhrama, Rama, Krsna, Buda y Kalki (49).