Bhaji: 14 definitions


Bhaji means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhaji (भजि).—A son of Sātvata.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 6; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 1.
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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)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

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

Bhāji (भाजि) refers to “cooked vegetables”, according to the Aṣṭādhyāyi IV.1.42, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The roots (mūla) and fruits (phala) seems to be a common food in śrautasūtra literature. Pāṇini uses the terms bhāji and śrāṇa as the synonyms for cooked vegetables. He mentions the term upadaṃśa which stands for a dish which is prepared by edible roots such as radish and ginger. Āpastamaba states that garlic and onions should be avoided by noble persons.

Note: In Hindi language, the term “bāji” is used as to denote the “vegetable curry”.

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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

Bhaji [भाजी] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Amaranthus caudatus Amaranthus caudatus L. from the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) family. For the possible medicinal usage of bhaji, 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) Bhaji in India is the name of a plant defined with Alternanthera sessilis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Illecebrum polygonoides (L.) L. (among others).

2) Bhaji is also identified with Amaranthus blitum It has the synonym Euxolus ascendens (Loisel. (etc.).

3) Bhaji is also identified with Amaranthus caudatus It has the synonym Galliaria patula Bubani (etc.).

4) Bhaji is also identified with Trigonella foenum-graecum It has the synonym Medicago tibetana (Alef.) Vassilcz. (etc.).

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Flora of Ecuador (1987)
· Botanical Magazine, or ‘Flower-Garden Displayed’ (2227)
· Botaniceskjij Žurnal SSSR
· Cytologia (1982)
· Notice sur les Plantes a Ajouter à la Flore de France (1810)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bhaji, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, diet and recipes, 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaji : (aor. of bhajati) associated with; kept company.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhājī (भाजी).—f (S) Fruits, herbs, or roots in general dressed to be eaten with the solid articles of food. 2 A general or common term for plants, and their fruits, flowers, leaves, and roots, that are used as vegetables. 3 A term in Iṭi danḍu or trapstick. bhājī karaṇēṃ (kāgadācī, pāṅgharuṇācī &c.) To make a mess of. bhājī kācī g. of s. Said to or of one who invariably expresses dissatisfaction with whatever persons, or circumstances, or things. Nullus Aristippum placuit vel color, vel status, vel res. valī bhājī āṇi vāḷalī bhājī Green (i.e. retaining sap or freshness) and dried (i.e. dried artificially) vegetables.

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

bhājī (भाजी).—f Herbs, vegetable.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhājī (भाजी).—

1) Rice, gruel.

2) A kind of seasoned food; L. D. B.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhājī (भाजी).—f. (-jī) Rice, gruel.

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

1) Bhaji (भजि):—[from bhajaka > bhaj] m. Name of a prince (also jin and jina), [ib.]

2) Bhājī (भाजी):—[from bhāga] f. rice-gruel (= śrāṇā), [Pāṇini 4-1, 42] (= paṅka-vyañjana-viśeṣa, [Vopadeva [Scholiast or Commentator]])

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Bhaji 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhājī (भाजी):—(nf) a vegetable (cooked or otherwise).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaji (ಭಜಿ):—[noun] a kind of dish made of crushed, roasted brinjals and mixed with curds.

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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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