Agaru: 15 definitions
Agaru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Agaru (अगरु).—The forest in the Kuru country between the two mountains Candrakānta and Sūryakānta.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 31.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Agaru (अगरु) refers to “aloe wood” and is mentioned as one of the fragrant substances used in the treatment of aggravated phlegm, according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Procedure to alleviate kapha (phlegm) after meals: The excess phlegm in the human body can lead to the weakening of digestive fire. Sleeping immediately after the meal will result in the aggravation of phlegm. The excess phlegm must be alleviated by employing fumes of the fragrant substances [such as agaru (aloe wood), ...]. After a meal, one must walk a few steps. Practising this lightens the food mass and imparts comfort in the neck, knees and loins. The excess phlegm can also be alleviated by savoring betel leaves along with fragrant substancesSource: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Agaru (अगरु) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Aquilaria agallocha Roxb.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 agaru] 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).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
agaru : (adj.) not heavy; not troublesome. (m.), aloe wood.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Agaru, (adj.) (cp. Sk. aguru, a + garu) (a) not heavy, not troublesome, only in phrase: sace te agaru “if it does not inconvenience you, if you don’t mind” (cp. BSk. yadi te aguru. Av. S.I, 94, 229; II, 90) Vin. I.25; IV, 17, D.I, 51; DhA.I, 39. — (b) disrespectful, irreverent (against = Gen.) D.I, 89; Sn.p. 51. (Page 3)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
agaru (अगरु).—m (S) Aloe-wood, Aquilaria agallochum. Rox. Ex. a0 kṛṣṇāgaru suvāsēṃ ||Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
agaru (अगरु).—m Aloe-wood.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Agaru (अगरु).—n. [na girati; gṝ. -u. na. ta.] Agallochum, Amyris Agallocha. a kind of चन्दन (candana); also अगुरु (aguru); संचारिते चागुरुसारयोनौ धूपे समुत्सर्पति वैजयन्तीः (saṃcārite cāgurusārayonau dhūpe samutsarpati vaijayantīḥ) R.6.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agaru (अगरु).—mn. (-ruḥ-ru) Agallochum, (Aquilaria agallocha, Rox) See aguru.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agaru (अगरु):—mn. Agallochum, Amyris Agallocha
2) [=aga-ru] [from agaru] cf. aguru.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agaru (अगरु):—[tatpurusha compound] m. n.
(-ruḥ-ru) Agallochum (Aquilaria agallocha, Rox.). See aguru.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agaru (अगरु):—[a-garu] (ruḥ-ru) 2. m. n. Agallochum.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Agaru (अगरु):—(3. a + garu = guru) m. n. Name einer Pflanze, Amyris Agallocha, [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 640.] — Vgl. aguru und laghu .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Agaru (अगरु):—m. n. = aguru 2)a).
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Agarū (अगरू):—(nm) aloe (wood).
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