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 Latin nameSesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers.
 Identified with (Skt)agasti, agastya
 Identified with (Hin)hāthyā, agast, bāsnā, haRgā
 Identified with (Tam)āttikkīrai
 Identified with (Mal)akatti, agatti, ātti, aṛgātti
 Identified with (Eng)Swamp pea, Sesban
 Botanical infoA short lived quick growing tree, 6 - 9 m high, cultivated in gardens, leaves 15 - 30 cm long, abruptly pinnate, flowers 6 - 10 cm long with showy fleshy white pink or red petals, pods 30 cm long, flat, containing 15 - 50 pale coloured seeds
 Search occurrenceagasti, agastya, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
 See plant's imageSesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. in Google image search
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 4)
agasti, m. (according to Uṇ. iv, 179 fr. 2. a-ga, a mountain, and asti, thrower, 2. as). N. of a ṛishi (author of several Vedic hymns; said to have been the son of both Mitra and Varuṇa by Urvaśī; to have been born in a water-jar; to have been of short stature; to have swallowed the ocean, and compelled the Vindhya mountains to prostrate themselves before him; to have conquered and civilized the South; to have written on medicine, &c.); the star Canopus (of which Agastya is the regent, said to be the 'cleanser of water', because of turbid waters becoming clean at its rising, Ragh. xiii, 36); Agasti Grandiflora, Suśr. [also -dru, f., L.]; (ayas), m. pl. the descendants of Agastya; (ī), f. a female descendant of Agastya, Pāṇ. 6-4, 149, Sch.

Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 4)
agastya (3, 4), m. = agasti; N. of Śiva, L.

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