Juhu, Juhū: 9 definitions



Juhu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Juhu (जुहु).—A King of the family of Yayāti. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Juhū (जुहू) refers to a sruc (a spoon), according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“If the juhū has been elsewhere employed, let it be done with a ladle (sruva). The offering is made in the Āhavanīya fire”. Commentary: The juhū is a sruc, a spoon, the sruva, a ladle.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Juhū (जुहू).—f. [hu kvip ni° dvitvaṃ dīrghaśca Tv.]

1) A crescent-shaped wooden ladle used for pouring the sacrificial ghee into the fire.

2) A tongue, especially of Agni i. e. a flame.

Derivable forms: juhūḥ (जुहूः).

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

Juhū (जुहू).—f.

(-hūḥ) A wooden vessel, of the shape of a semicircle or crescent. used to pour sacrificial butter in to the fire. E. hu to sacrifice, Unadi affix kvip, the root reiterated, and the final made long also remaining short juhu. f.

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

Juhū (जुहू).—[feminine] tongue, [especially] tongue of Agni, flame; a wooden ladle used for pouring butter into the fire.

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

1) Juhū (जुहू):—f. (= jihvā, √huc) a tongue ([especially] of Agni; 7 are named, [Ṛg-veda i, 58, 7]), flame, [Ṛg-veda]

2) personified as wife of Brahmā and goddess of speech (author of [Ṛg-veda x, 109]), [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā]

3) ([from] √hu, [Pāṇini 3-2, 178], [vArttika] 3, [Uṇādi-sūtra] etc.) a curved wooden ladle (for pouring sacrificial butter into fire), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.

4) that part of the frame enshrining the universal spirit which faces the east, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad iii, 15, 2.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Juhu (जुहु):—Nebenform von 2. juhū [COLEBR.] u. [Loiseleur Deslongchamps] zu [Amarakoṣa 2, 7, 24.]

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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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