Aguru: 8 definitions


Aguru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Aguru (अगुरु).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—The tree of Aguru grows in the north-eastern region of India. The fragrant substance is produced by insects whereby the wood becomes heavy. It tops the list of uṣṇavīrya-dravyas.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aguru (अगुरु) refers to the “fragrant Aloe wood”, which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13:—“[...] with the offering of Bilva leaves alone, the worship shall be performed. Then scented powders, sweetsmelling oil etc. of various sorts shall be offered to Śiva with great joy. Then incense, Guggulu (the fragrant gum resin) and Aguru (the fragrant Aloe wood) shall be offered”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aguru (अगुरु).—a. [na. ta.]

1) Not heavy,light.

2) (In prosody) Short.

3) Having no teacher.

4) One different from a teacher.

-ru n. (m. also) [न गुरुर्यस्मात् (na gururyasmāt)]

1) The fragrant aloe wood and tree; Aquiluria Agallocha.

2) That which yields Bdellium, Amyris Agallocha.

3) The Śiśu tree (śiṃśapā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aguru (अगुरु).—(a-guru) (= Pali agaru), not offensive, not troublesome: yadi te aguru Av i.94.3 (Pali sace te agaru); saced… asty aguru i.229.6 and 230.1, 9; saced…(gen. of person) aguru, ii.90.12, if you don't mind.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aguru (अगुरु).—mn. (-ruḥ-ru) 1. A fragrant wood, aloe wood, or agallochum, (Aquilaria agallocha, Rox.) 2. Another tree which produces Bede llium, (Amyris agallocha.) 3. A timber tree, commonly Sisu, (Dalbergia sisu, Rox.) mfn. (-ruḥ-ruḥ-rū or -rvī-ru) Light, not heavy. E. a priv. and guru heavy.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aguru (अगुरु).—[adjective] not heavy; light, short (prosod.): [masculine] [neuter] aloe wood.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

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