Annashuddhi, Annaśuddhi, Anna-shuddhi: 3 definitions


Annashuddhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Annaśuddhi can be transliterated into English as Annasuddhi or Annashuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Annaśuddhi (अन्नशुद्धि) refers to the “purification of food”, according the 17th-century Bhojanakutūhala (bhakṣyābhakṣya-prakaraṇa), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Dravyaśuddhi-prakaraṇa includes the topics [like the purification of food (annaśuddhi), etc.]. Here it is clear that most of the discussions included in the second pariccheda are in accordance with the notions of Dharmaśāstra literature.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

annaśuddhi (अन्नशुद्धि).—f (S Purifying or preparing food.) Dropping scantily clarified butter upon rice &c. (to be offered to an idol or to be eaten). 2 Applied also to the clarified butter so used.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

annaśuddhi (अन्नशुद्धि).—f Dropping scantily ghee upon rice. Ghee so used.

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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.

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