Barhi, Barhī: 12 definitions


Barhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Barhi (बर्हि):—Son of Bṛhadrāja (son of Amitrajit). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Kṛtañjaya. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.13)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Barhi (बर्हि).—The son of Bṛhadrāja and father of Kṛtamjaya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 13.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Barhī (बर्ही) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.45, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Barhī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Barhi (बर्हि) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “peacock”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. It is also known by the name Śikhi. The animal Barhi is part of the group of birds named Vartakādi, which is a sub-group of Viṣkira, refering to “birds similar to common quail who eat while scattering the gains”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

The meat of the Peacock (barhi) is excellently beneficial for vision, hearing, intellect, agni, age, complexion, voice and life. It is tonic, alleviates vāta and promotes muscles and semen. The eggs of the peacocks (śikhi) are useful in diminished semen, cough, heart disease and injuries. They are sweet, bot cauising burning sensation and immediately strength-promoting.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Barhi in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Uniola bipinnata, Poa cynosuriodes, Eragrostis cynosuroides. For the possible medicinal usage of barhi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Barhi in India is the name of a plant defined with Desmostachya bipinnata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Poa cynosuroides Retz., also spelled cynosuriodes (among others).

2) Barhi is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago scandens L. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Capensis (1900)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Lexicon Generum Phanerogamarum (1903)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die angrenzenden Länder (1907)
· Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda (1762)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Barhi, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Barhi (बर्हि).—Fire. -n. The Kuśa grass.

Derivable forms: barhiḥ (बर्हिः).

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

Barhi (बर्हि).—[neuter] = barhis.

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

1) Barhi (बर्हि):—[from barha] 1. barhi in [compound] for hin.

2) [from barha] 2. barhi m. Name of a descendant of Aṅgiras, [Gopatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] 3. barhi in [compound] for his (mc. also n. = barhis, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa])

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Barhi in German

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Barhi (ಬರ್ಹಿ):—

1) [noun] fire.

2) [noun] the grass Desmostachya tripinnata of Poaceae family; sacred grass.

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Barhi (ಬರ್ಹಿ):—[noun] the large bird Pavo cristatus of Phasianidae family, with a tuft on the head, with blue feathers, male of which has long, attractive tail (each feather having an eye-like spot), the female has a relaively short tail, domesicaed as an ornamental bird; Indian peafowl or peacock.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Barhi is another spelling for बरही [barahī].—n. 1. betel-grower; 2. seller of betel leaf;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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