Balbaja: 6 definitions


Balbaja 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Balbaja (बल्बज) is the name of the grass called Eleusine indica. It is mentioned in the Atharvaveda, and is said in the Yajurveda-saṃhitās to be produced from the excrements of cattle. In the Kāṭhaka-saṃhitā it is stated to be used for the sacrificial litter (Barhis) and for fuel. Baskets or other products made from this grass are referred to in a Dānastuti (‘Praise of Gifts’) in the Ṛgveda.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Balbaja (बल्बज).—[masculine] a kind of grass.

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Bālbaja (बाल्बज).—[feminine] ri made of Balbaja-grass.

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

1) Balbaja (बल्बज):—m. (later balvaja, or valvaja) Eleusine Indica (a species of coarse grass not liked by cattle), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; etc.

2) Bālbaja (बाल्बज):—mf(ī)n. ([from] balbaja) made of the grass Eleusine Indica, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition] bālvaja).

[Sanskrit to German]

Balbaja in German

context information

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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Balbaja (ಬಲ್ಬಜ):—

1) [noun] the grass Bothriochloa pertusa ( =Andropogon pertusus) of Poaceae family.

2) [noun] (fig.) a useless thing.

context information

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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