Krishnagaru, Kṛṣṇāgaru, Krishna-agaru: 4 definitions


Krishnagaru means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇāgaru can be transliterated into English as Krsnagaru or Krishnagaru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kṛṣṇāgaru (कृष्णागरु) refers to “black aloe wood”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Whatever difficulties arise from life, they are each endured here by the embodied soul, only having taken hold of the body powerfully. The body of men also defiles auspicious things [such as] camphor, saffron, aloe wood [com.—Aloe (agaruḥ) is black aloe wood (kṛṣṇāgaruḥ)], musk, sandalwood because of [its] contact [with them]”.

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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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Krishna agaru in India is the name of a plant defined with Aquilaria agallocha in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aloexylum agallochum Lour. (among others).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

kṛṣṇāgaru (कृष्णागरु).—m (S) pop. kṛṣṇāgara m Black sanders.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṛṣṇāgaru (ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಗರು):—

1) [noun] the tree Aquilaria agallocha of Thymelaeaceae family, whose heart wood contains resinous substance and when burnt gives fragrance; eagle-wood; black aloe wood.

2) [noun] the paste got by rubbing the black aloe wood on a rough stone, and applied on the forehead as a sectarian mark.

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Kṛṣṇagaru (ಕೃಷ್ಣಗರು):—[noun] the large tree Aquilaria agallocha of Thymelaeaceae family with alternate lanceolate leaves, whose wood when burnt gives fragrance; eagle-wood.

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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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