Dadhyodana, Dadhyōdana, Dadhi-odana: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन) refers to a type of food-offering mentioned in verse 25.114b of the 8th-century Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “using curds (dadhi) in (the preparation) dadhyodana to half the quantity milk (to be used)”. Also, in verse 120a, “Dadhyanna (anna mixed up with curds) is especially to be placed in golden or silver vessels”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन) refers to “cooked rice mixed with curds”, according to the Upaniṣads, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The discussions on rice can be seen only in post-Ṛgvedic literature. [...] Towards the period of Upaniṣads, different varieties of food items were prepared with rice and are named as [viz., dadhyodana (mixed with curds)]. Thus we can say that the Upaniṣadic people have done varieties of experimentations of rice and are aware about the different rice preparations.

Dadhyodana represents one of the six kinds of “cooked rice” (bhakta) as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—[...] Cooked rice dishes are of six types based upon the different ingredients used along with rice. These, collectively called as ṣaḍvidhānna. They are [viz., dadhyanna (cooked rice mixed with curds)]. To describe this ṣaḍvidhānna the author quotes an Ayurvedic text namely Kriyāsāra.

(Dadhyanna ingredients): rice, curd, pepper, salt and wet ginger. (Cooking instructions): This is the only dish where the ingredients are added after cooking the rice. Cooked rice is mixed with twice the quantity of sweet and sour curds. Add some powdered pepper, along with salt and wet ginger to this mixture, this is called as dadhyanna.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन) refers to “rice mixed with curd” and represents one of the items offered to the nine planets (navagraha), according to the grahaśānti (cf. grahayajña) section of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (1.295-309), preceded by the section called vināyakakalpa (1.271-294), prescribing a rite to be offered to Vināyaka.—[verse 302-303: Faggots to be burned]—These two verses prescribe different faggots [i.e., dadhyodana] to be burned for grahas with offerings of honey, ghee, dadhi, and milk. It is interesting to note that some of the faggots (i.e. parāśa, khadira, pippala, and śamī) mentioned here are also used in the Suśrutasaṃhitā in the context (Uttaratantra chapters 27-37) of curing the diseases caused by grahas, which, in this case, are not planetary. [verse 304-305: Cooked rice (odana) to be offered to grahas]

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dadhyodana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dadhyōdana (दध्योदन).—n S (Common in poetry. dadhi & ōdana) Curds and boiled rice.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन).—boiled rice mixed with दधि (dadhi); Y.1.289.

Derivable forms: dadhyodanam (दध्योदनम्).

Dadhyodana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dadhi and odana (ओदन). See also (synonyms): dadhyanna.

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

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन).—m. a mess prepared of curds, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 303. Māṃsa-bhūtodana (instead of ºtauº), i. e.

Dadhyodana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dadhi and odana (ओदन).

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

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन).—[masculine] boiled rice mixed with sour milk.

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

Dadhyodana (दध्योदन):—[=dadhy-odana] [from dadhy > dadh] m. ([Pāṇini 2-1, 34; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) boiled rice mixed with dadhi, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Yājñavalkya i, 303.]

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Dadhyodana 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dadhyōdana (ದಧ್ಯೋದನ):—[noun] = ದಧ್ಯನ್ನ [dadhyanna].

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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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