Bhojya, Bhōjya: 19 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Bhojy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhojyā (भोज्या).—A Bhoja princess. She was abducted by Jyāmagha of the Yādava family and married to his son, Vidarbha. (See Jyāmagha).

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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)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Bhojya (भोज्य) or Bhojyavarga is another name for Śālyādi: the sixteenth chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Rāja-nighaṇṭu is a medical lexicon ascribed originally known as the Abhidhānacuṇāmaṇi. It mentions the names of 1483 medicinal drugs (auṣadhi) and substances (dravya) excluding synonyms, grouped into twenty-two chapters [viz., Bhojya-varga].

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

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

Bhojya (भोज्य) refers to “food eaten without mastication” and represents one of the six kinds of food (anna), according to the Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa Ayodhyākāṇḍa 94.20.—Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa gives us a five-fold classification of food items, which are [viz., bhojya].

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Bhojya (भोज्य) refers to “vīra food”, according to the Piṅgalāmata (verse 10.33-36).—Accordingly, [while describing the pura on a 9-by-9-plan and the 32 padas]—“My dear, at Yama and Gandharva one should make a maṭha with three storeys, two [storeys] or one storey. [These are] the best, middling and least [maṭhas] in turn. That is the place for the Ācārya to sleep, for [prognostication of] auspicious days, triumph, meditation, and the practice of Yoga. [There the teacher] may associate with vīras, sharing vīra food (bhojya) and drink, etc.”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Bhojya (भोज्य) refers to “articles of food”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The Moon presides over citadels fortified by hills or by water, over Kosala, Bharukaccha, the sea, the city of Roma, the country of Tuṣāra, dwellers in forests, the islands of Taṅgaṇa, Hala and Strīrājya in the big seas. [...] She also presides over fine white horses, charming young women, commanders of armies, articles of food (bhojya), clothes, horned animals, the Rākṣasas, farmers and Śrotiyas. [...]”

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: HAL: The function of the Vṛṣasārasaṃgraha in the Śivadharma corpus (ds)

Bhojya (भोज्य) refers to “food” (e.g., Sṛṣṭabhojya—food that has been thrown away), according to the Vṛṣasārasaṃgraha: A Sanskrit text of twenty-four chapters contained in the Śivadharma corpus dealing with Dharma (religious duties).—Accordingly, [verse 11.45-46]: “He should avoid honey/alcohol and meat, as well as others’ wives. He should avoid staying [in a place] for long and also staying at others’ places. He should avoid food that has been thrown away (sṛṣṭa-bhojya) and he should avoid food from a single house. He should always refrain from accumulating [wealth] and from self conceit”.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Bhojya (भोज्य) refers to “enjoying (food)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ an offering of eatables all combined, full of food to be enjoyed (khādya-bhojya-samanvita), Provided with drink to be enjoyed (bhakṣya-bhojya-samāyukta) , an acceptable offering from her, Five kinds of virtuous conduct, completely full of egg-born fish, Of one mind with the Nirvikalpa, eat and enjoy Hūṃ”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōjya (भोज्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, or proper) to be eaten, eatable. 2 Used sometimes as bhōjanīya Sig. III.

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bhōjya (भोज्य).—n S An eatable.

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bhōjyā (भोज्या).—m Commonly bhōgyā.

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

bhōjya (भोज्य).—a Eatable. n An eatable.

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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

Bhojya (भोज्य).—pot. p. [bhuj-ṇyat]

1) To be eaten.

2) To be enjoyed or possessed.

3) To be suffered or experienced.

4) To be enjoyed carnally.

-jyam 1 Food, meal; त्वं भोक्ता अहं च भोज्यभूतः (tvaṃ bhoktā ahaṃ ca bhojyabhūtaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2; Kumārasambhava 2.15; Manusmṛti 3.24; भोज्यं भोजनशक्तिश्च रतिशक्तिर्नराः स्त्रियः (bhojyaṃ bhojanaśaktiśca ratiśaktirnarāḥ striyaḥ) Chāṇakyaśatakam.

2) A store of provisions, eatables; वर्धयेद्बाहुयुद्धार्थं भोज्यैः शारीर- केवलम् (vardhayedbāhuyuddhārthaṃ bhojyaiḥ śārīra- kevalam) Śukra.4.877.

3) A dainty.

4) Enjoyment.

5) Advantage, profit.

6) Food given to the Manes.

7) Wounding the mortal spot (marmabheda); भोज्ये पांसुविकर्षणे (bhojye pāṃsuvikarṣaṇe) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.169.12. (com. bhojye kauṭilye marmapīḍane).

8) A festive dinner, feast.

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Bhojyā (भोज्या).—

1) A princess of the Bhojas; पूर्वानुशिष्टां निजगाद भोज्याम् (pūrvānuśiṣṭāṃ nijagāda bhojyām) R.6.59;7.2,13.

2) A procuress.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhojya (भोज्य).—(nt.; = Pali bhojja, less common than bho-janīya, in [compound] khajja-bh°), soft food, = bhojanīya; regularly [compound] or associated with khādya or khajja, qq.v. for examples.

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

Bhojya (भोज्य).—mfn.

(-jyaḥ-jyā-jyaṃ) To be eaten, edible. n.

(-jyaṃ) 1. Food. 2. A dainty. 3. Enjoyment. E. bhuj to eat, ṇyat aff. and the final unchanged.

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

Bhojya (भोज्य).—[adjective] to be enjoyed or eaten, fed or nourished; to be used, employed, perceived. [neuter] eating, food, enjoyment, advantage; [abstract] † [feminine], tva† [masculine]

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

1) Bhojya (भोज्य):—[from bhuj] a See p.767.

2) [from bhoga] b mfn. to be enjoyed or eaten, eatable, what is enjoyed or eaten, ([especially]) what may be eaten without mastication, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Maitrī-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed or used, [Mahābhārata; Bālarāmāyaṇa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed sexually, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed or felt, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] to be suffered or experienced, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) [v.s. ...] to be fed, one to whom food must be given, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) to be made to eat, to be fed, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

9) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] ([probably] [wrong reading] for bhoja)

10) Bhojyā (भोज्या):—[from bhojya > bhoga] f. a procuress, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

11) [v.s. ...] a princess of the Bhojas, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. bhojā)

12) Bhojya (भोज्य):—[from bhoga] n. anything to be enjoyed or eaten, nourishment, food, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

13) [v.s. ...] the act of eating, a meal, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti]

14) [v.s. ...] a festive dinner, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) [v.s. ...] a dainty, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

16) [v.s. ...] a feast a store of provisions, eatables, [ib.], enjoyment, advantage, profit, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Bhojya (भोज्य):—(jyaṃ) 1. n. Food. a. edible.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhojya 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

Bhojya (भोज्य) [Also spelled bhojy]:—(a) eatable, fit to be eaten; (nm) food; -[padārtha] eatable; food.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhōjya (ಭೋಜ್ಯ):—[adjective] that is fit to be eaten; edible; eatable.

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Bhōjya (ಭೋಜ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is fit to be eaten; edible; food; an eatable.

2) [noun] tasty, enjoyable food.

3) [noun] an object that gives pleasure.

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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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