Lauhitya: 14 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Lauhitya (लौहित्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The literal translation of the word is “redness”. The plant Lauhitya 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. Lauhitya is similar to Śyāmāka in properties, which it is said to be astringent-sweet and light in character. It also aggravates vāta and alleviates kapha and pitta. It is cold, constipating and absorbent.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—A country of Purāṇic fame. This country of out-castes was conquered by Bhīma and he took from there different kinds of diamonds. (Śloka 26, Chapter 30, Sabhā Parva).

2) Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—A sacred place constructed by the powers of Śrī Rāma. If one bathes in a pond there one would become golden in colour. (Śloka 2, Chapter 85, Vana Parva and Chapter 25, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—A Śrutaṛṣi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 5.

1b) A son of Bāṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 85.

1c) A R. rising from lake Lohita; noted for Padma class of elephants and place fit for śrāddha offerings.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 11; III. 7. 358; 13. 103; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 11.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Lauhitya (लौहित्य) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The River Brahmaputra.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Lauhitya (लौहित्य) is the name of a river found in India.—The river Lauhitya is called by the name of Brahmaputra in modern times.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—[lohitasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ svārthe ṣyañ vā] Name of a river, the Brahmaputra; चकम्पे तीर्णलौहित्ये तस्मिन् प्राग्- ज्योतिषेश्वरः (cakampe tīrṇalauhitye tasmin prāg- jyotiṣeśvaraḥ) R.4.81 (where Malli. says :tīrṇā lauhityā nāma nadī yena but quotes no authority).

-tyam Redness.

Derivable forms: lauhityaḥ (लौहित्यः).

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

Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—nf. (-tya-tī) Redness. m.

(-tyaḥ) 1. A male river. 2. The ocean. E. lohita as above, ṣyañ pleonasm.

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

Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—i. e. lohita + ya, n. Redness.

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

Lauhitya (लौहित्य).—[masculine] a kind of rice, [Name] of a river etc.; [neuter] redness. !!

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

1) Lauhitya (लौहित्य):—[from lauhita] m. ([from] idem) a kind of rice, [Caraka] (cf. lohitya)

2) [v.s. ...] patron. (also [plural]), [Harivaṃśa] (cf. [gana] gargādi)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, the Brahma-putra, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a sea, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] n. ([probably]) of a Tīrtha, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] red colour, redness, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Lauhitya (लौहित्य):—[(tyaṃ-tī)] 1. n. 3. f. Redness. m. A male river; the ocean.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lauhitya (ಲೌಹಿತ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the red metal; copper.

2) [noun] name of a mighty river flowing from the Himalayan range of mountains through Assam (in northeastern part of India) and Bangladesh and joins the Gaṃgā river; Brahmaputra.

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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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