Barhis, Barhish: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Barhis (बर्हिस्).—A devagandharva clan. These were born to Kaśyapa prajāpati of his wife Pṛthā. (Chapter 65, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Barhis (बर्हिस्) is found repeatedly in the Ṛgveda and later denoting the litter of grass strewn on the sacrificial ground on which the gods are summoned to seat themselves.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Barhis in India is the name of a plant defined with Imperata cylindrica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calamagrostis lagurus (L.) Koeler (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1985)
· Florae Africae Australioris Illustrationes Monographicae (1841)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Nomenclator Botanicus (1797)
· Mémoires de l’Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse (1788)
· Annali di Botanica (1987)
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Barhis (बर्हिस्).—m., n. [barh karmaṇi isi]
1) Kuśa grass; प्राक् कूले बर्हिष्यासीनो गङ्गाकुल उदङ्मुखः (prāk kūle barhiṣyāsīno gaṅgākula udaṅmukhaḥ) Bhāgavata 12.6.1; नियमविधिजलानां बर्हिषां चोपनेत्री (niyamavidhijalānāṃ barhiṣāṃ copanetrī) Kumārasambhava 1.6.
2) A bed or layer of Kuśa grass.
3) A sacrifice, oblation; ये बर्हिषो भागभाजं परादुः (ye barhiṣo bhāgabhājaṃ parāduḥ) Bhāgavata 4.6.5. -m.
2) Light, splendour. -n.
4) A kind of perfume.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Barhis (बर्हिस्).—or varhis varhis, I. n. A layer, a seat of sacred grass,
Barhis (बर्हिस्).—[neuter] ([masculine]) the sacrificial grass or bed (often personif.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Barhiṣ (बर्हिष्):—[from barha] in [compound] for his.
2) Barhis (बर्हिस्):—[from barha] n. (rarely m.) ‘that which is plucked up’, sacrificial grass, a bed or layer of Kuśa grass (usually strewed over the sacrificial ground and [especially] over the Vedi, to serve as a sacred surface on which to present the oblations, and as a seat for the gods and for the sacrificers), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
3) [v.s. ...] n. Sacrificial Grass personified (and enumerated among the Prayāja and Anuyāja deities), [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] sacrifice, [Ṛg-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] ether, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] a kind of perfume, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] m. fire, light, splendour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] Plumbago Zeylanica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]
11) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bṛhad-rāja, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
12) [v.s. ...] [plural] the descendants of Barhis, [Saṃskārakaustubha]
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+3): Barhihshushman, Barhinmati, Barhirjyotis, Barhiruttha, Barhisan, Barhisha, Barhishad, Barhishada, Barhishadi, Barhishikha, Barhishka, Barhishkesha, Barhishmant, Barhishmat, Barhishmati, Barhishtha, Barhishtham, Barhishya, Barhisikhi, Barhissu.
Ends with (+1): Apabarhis, Citrabarhis, Idhmabarhis, Jivabarhis, Kambalabarhis, Kevalabarhis, Kulmalabarhis, Prachinabarhis, Pracinabarhis, Sabarhis, Sadmabarhis, Samanabarhis, Sharabarhis, Stirnabarhis, Subarhis, Tribarhis, Udbarhis, Urdhvabarhis, Uttanabarhis, Uttarabarhis.
Full-text (+52): Apabarhis, Ritebarhishka, Barhi, Barhitpala, Kulmalabarhisha, Barhihshushman, Barhishkesha, Barhirjyotis, Urdhvabarhis, Pracinabarhis, Barhishmat, Barhitpula, Varhis, Barhishmant, Barhishmati, Barhinmati, Kambalabarhisha, Barhistrina, Kulmalabarhis, Uttaraphalguni.
Search found 19 books and stories containing Barhis, Barhiṣ, Barhish; (plurals include: Barhises, Barhiṣs, Barhishes). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Agnistoma Somayaga in the Shukla Yajurveda (by Madan Haloi)
Part 2.1: Introductory Iṣṭi (prāyaṇīyeṣṭi) < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Part 4.9: Carrying forward of the Agni and Soma < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Part 4.5: Digging of the Uparavas < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 3 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 3 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 2 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Apastamba Grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Asvalayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)