Aguru: 12 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.
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.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: 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”.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Aguru (अगुरु) represents the food taken in the month Bhādrapada for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In the Bhādrapada, the tooth-brush is that of kadaṃba-wood. The food taken is aguru. The deity to be worshipped is Sadyojāta. The flowers used in worship are dhattūra. The naivedya offerings is śālibhakta. The result accrued equals all sacrifices.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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 Avadāna-śataka 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aguru (अगुरु).—[a-guru]. I. adj. Short. Ii. n. Aloe wood (Aquilaria Agallocum Roxb. )Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aguru (अगुरु).—[adjective] not heavy; light, short (prosod.): [masculine] [neuter] aloe wood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aguru (अगुरु):—[=a-guru] mfn. not heavy, light
2) [v.s. ...] (in prosody) short as a short vowel alone or before a single consonant
3) [v.s. ...] mn. the fragrant Aloe wood and tree, Aquilaria Agallocha.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+69): Adhvaraguru, Ajaguru, Amaraguru, Ambalagacchanayakaguru, Ananyaguru, Annaguru, Anunaguru, Ashramaguru, Asuraguru, Bhaishajyaguru, Buddhaguru, Caracaraguru, Caranaguru, Cayani candrashekhara rayaguru, Dahaguru, Dahanaguru, Daiteyaguru, Daityaguru, Danapraguru, Danavaguru.
Full-text (+125): Agaru, Agurushimshapa, Agurava, Kalaguru, Krishnaguru, Agnikashtha, Desika, Dharmopadeshaka, Dahaguru, Guruvat, Gaurutalpika, Gandha, Acamaniya, Gurvangana, Parameshthin, Upadeshtri, Gurukilli, Vinayaka, Gurukula, Krathanaka.
Search found 85 books and stories containing Aguru, A-guru; (plurals include: Agurus, gurus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - Rites for deriving benefits hereafter < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 46 - The arrival of the bridegroom < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 51 - Review of holy rites < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 18 < [Chapter 3 - Tṛtīya-yāma-sādhana (Pūrvāhna-kālīya-bhajana–niṣṭhā-bhajana)]
Text 13 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Text 37 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.44 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.1.333 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 6 - Removal of odour from sulphur < [Chapter VIII - Uparasa (9): Gandhaka (sulphur)]
Part 2 - Purification of shilajatu < [Chapter IV - Uparasa (4): Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen)]
Part 9 - Liquefaction of mica < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.7.148 < [Chapter 7 - Pūrṇa (pinnacle of excellent devotees)]
Verse 1.5.29 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 2.2.109 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)