Ladu, Lāḍū, Lāḍu: 4 definitions



Ladu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Lāḍu (लाडु) refers to a type of sweet dish, according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Siddhānna-prakaraṇa describes the recipes and properties of different dishes. We can categorize the dishes into eight types based on their main ingredients. They are [viz., sweet dishes, etc.] and miscellaneous dishes. Sweets include different types of modakas [such as sevece-lāḍu (bengal gram), cūrmā-lāḍu (samitā)].

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lāḍū (लाडू).—m (laḍḍu S) A sweetmeat-ball. It is made of coarsely ground gram or other pulse, or of corn-flour, mixed up with sugar and spices, and fried in ghee or oil. It is distinguished into several varieties.

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

lāḍū (लाडू).—m A sweetmeat-ball.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lāḍu (ಲಾಡು):—[noun] a kind of spherical sweetmeat, made of bengal gram flour, sugar, ghee, etc.

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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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