Ardhoruka, Ardha-uruka: 10 definitions


Ardhoruka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Ardhoruka (अर्धोरुक) refers to antarīyaka (“lower garment”), which was commonly worn during the reign of the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).—Ajaṇṭā paintings give us a clear idea of the costume and jewellery worn by men and women in Vidarbha in the age of the Vākāṭakas. Most of them are shown dressed in a short antarīyaka or lower garment. As it did not cover the knees, it was called ardhoruka. In the Harṣacarita Bāṇa has described it as one which left uncovered a third part of the thighs. This cloth had stripes of different colours. The lower garments of Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa and Sītā in the panel called “meeting of Bharata” from Pavnār are of the same type, but they are much broader, reaching down to the ankles. One end of this cloth which covered the left thigh was tucked behind like a kaccha, while the other, after covering both the legs, was taken behind and after being tucked a little, was kept dangling like a tail.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ardhoruka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ardhoruka (अर्धोरुक) or Arddhoruka.—n.

(-kaṃ) A short petticoat. E. ardha, and uru the high, kan aff.

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

Ardhoruka (अर्धोरुक).—i. e. ardha-ūru + ka, n. A petticoat, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 186, 9.

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

Ardhoruka (अर्धोरुक).—[neuter] a short petticoat.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ardhoruka (अर्धोरुक):—mfn. reaching to the middle of the thighs

2) n. a short petticoat, [Daśakumāra-carita; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ardhoruka (अर्धोरुक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aḍḍhoruga.

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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 (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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ardhoruka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ardhōruka (ಅರ್ಧೋರುಕ):—[noun] short underpants covering only the upper portion of thighs.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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