Godhuma, aka: Godhūma, Go-dhuma; 12 Definition(s)
Godhuma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Godhūma (वेणुयव) is a Sanskrit word referring to “wheat”. It is a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The literal translation of the word is “earth-smoke”, it is composed of go (‘earth’) and dhūma (‘smoke’). The plant Godhūma is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Godhūma is union-promoting, vāta-alleviating, sweet, cold, vitalising, bulk-promoting, aphrodisiac, unctuous, stabiliser and heavy in character.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Godhūma (गोधूम) refers to “wheat” which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13:—“[...] then the Ācamana shall be offered and cloth dedicated. Gingelly seeds, barley grains, wheat (godhūma), green gram or black gram shall then be offered to Śiva with various mantras. Then flowers shall be offered to the five-faced noble soul. Lotuses, rose, Śaṅkha, and Kuśa flowers, Dhattūras, Mandāras grown in a wooden vessel, holy basil leaves or Bilva leaves shall be offered to each of the faces in accordance with the previous meditation or according to one’s wish. By all means Śiva favourably disposed to His devotees shall be worshipped with great devotion. If other flowers are not available, Bilva leaves shall be used exclusively in the worship of Śiva”.
2) Godhūma (गोधूम) refers to “wheat”, and is used in the worship of Śiva, according to in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“Brahmins desiring the benefit shall perform the rite of Prājāpatya. The worship of Śiva with wheat grains (godhūma) is highly praiseworthy. If a hundred thousand grains are used for worship, the devotee shall be blessed with a number of children. Half a Droṇa of wheat will constitute a hundred thousand in number of grains. The mode of worship is as before”.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
Godhūma (गोधूम) forms part of a common diet in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Godhūma refers to food preparations of wheat are mentioned as offerings for the deities (verse 719). Most of the references to the articles of diet occur in the Nīlamata in connection with the offerings made to the gods but it is not difficult to infer from them the food and drink of the common people because “what a man eats his gods eat”.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Godhūma (गोधूम).—Fit for śrāddha.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 6. 21, 24; II. 15. 30; VI. 1. 38; III. 16. 6.
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
Godhūma (गोधूम) refers to “wheat” and represents one of the seven village-corns that are fit for food-offerings according to verse 25.57 of the Īśvarasaṃhitā, dealing with the classification of the places for building the fire-pits (kuṇḍa). Accordingly, “rice (śāli), green gram (mudga), barley (yava), black gram (māṣa), wheat (godhūma), priyaṅgu (panic seed) and seasamum (tila)—these seven grown in the village are to be taken in the work of preparation of caru”.Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Godhūma (गोधूम, “wheat”) refers to one of the seventeen varieties of dhānya (“grain”) according to Śvetāmbara tradition and listed in Hemacandra’s 12th century Yogaśāstra (verse 3.95). Dhānya represents one of the classes of the external (bahya) division of attachment (parigraha) and is related to the Aparigraha-vrata (vow of non-attachment).Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
godhuma : (m.) wheat.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Godhūma, wheat (usually mentioned with yava, spelt) Miln.267; DA.I, 163; SnA 323. See dhañña. (Page 255)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
gōdhūma (गोधूम).—m (S) Wheat, Triticum.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gōdhūma (गोधूम).—m Wheat.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Godhuma (गोधुम) or Godhūma (गोधूम).—
1) wheat; Bṛ. Up.6.3.13.
2) the orange. °चूर्णम् (cūrṇam) wheat flour;
Derivable forms: godhumaḥ (गोधुमः), godhūmaḥ (गोधूमः).
Godhuma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and dhuma (धुम).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-maḥ) Wheat: see the next. E. gudh-vāº uma .
--- OR ---
(-maḥ) 1. Wheat. 2. The orange. 3. The name of a drug. E. gudh to surround, and ūma Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Search found 4239 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Gokarṇā (गोकर्णा) is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Kāśmarī: one of the twenty-fou...
Govinda (गोविन्द).—m. (-ndaḥ) 1. One of the most usual appellations of Krishna or Vishnu in tha...
Godāvarī (गोदावरी) is one of the four Upapīthas (‘sacred spot’) present within the Cittacakra (...
Gopāla (गोपाल).—m. (-laḥ) 1. A King, a sovereign. 2. A cowherd. 3. A name of Krishna. E. go the...
Go (गो).—m. (-gauḥ) 1. Heaven, Swarga or paradise. 2. A bull. 3. A ray of light. 4. The thunder...
Gomukha (गोमुख) (lit., “Bull-faced”) is the name of the Yakṣa accompanying Ṛṣabhanātha: the fir...
Govardhana (गोवर्धन) or Govarddhana.—m. (-naḥ) A celebrated hill in Brindaban or the country ab...
Dhūma (धूम) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as ment...
Gopura.—(EI 3, 19, 24) a gateway; the gateway of a temple; a tower. Note: gopura is defined in ...
Gokula (गोकुल).—n. (-laṃ) 1. A herd of kine, a multitude of cattle. 2. A cow-house or station. ...
Gopa (गोप).—mfn. (-paḥ-pā-paṃ) 1. A helper, a friend or patron. 2. A preserver, a cherisher. 3....
Gocara (गोचर).—m. (-raḥ) 1. An object of sense, as sound, shape, colour, &c. 2. A. country,...
Dhūmaketu (धूमकेतु).—m. (-tuḥ) 1. A comet or falling-star. 2. Fire. 3. The personified descendi...
Gopati (गोपति).—m. (-tiḥ) 1. A name of Siva. 2. Of Indra. 3. The sun. 4. A king. 5. A bull. E. ...
Gorakṣa (गोरक्ष).—mfn. (-kṣaḥ-kṣā-kṣaṃ) A cow keeper, the cherisher or preserver of kine. m. (-...
Search found 7 books and stories containing Godhuma, Go-dhuma, Go-dhūma, Godhūma, Gōdhūma; (plurals include: Godhumas, dhumas, dhūmas, Godhūmas, Gōdhūmas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the stanza on puttadāra < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCV - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued) < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CXCII - Medicinal recipes of inffalible effcacies < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 24 - The Superintendent of Agriculture < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): The Analysis of Monks’ Rules (Bhikkhu-vibhanga) (by I. B. Horner)