Oshadhija, aka: Oṣadhija, Oshadhi-ja, Oṣadhīja; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Oṣadhija and Oṣadhīja can be transliterated into English as Osadhija or Oshadhija, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


[Oshadhija in Purana glossaries]

Oṣadhija (ओषधिज).—(grāmya 16) kinds of corn; vrīhi (a kind of rice), yava (barley), godhūmā (wheat), aṇu (a small grain), tila (sesamum seeds), priyaṅgu (long pepper: saffron), udāra (a sort of grain), kāruṣa (a kind of sesamum), vītīnaka māṣa (beans), mudga (a kind of kidney-bean), masūra (kind of pulse), niṣpāva (a kind of pulse), kulutthika (horse gram) etc.1 Unsown and unploughed; 14 kinds; wild and good variety; when these got exhausted and the world was in a state of hunger and sadness, Brahmā milked the earth with seeds; 17 good varieties except the 14; coming in of cultivation and the name vārtā; for names see the text.2 Same as the lord of.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 150; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 6. 22-6.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 126, 128, 138, 148; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 50.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 10. 62.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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[Oshadhija in Sanskrit glossaries]

Oṣadhija (ओषधिज) or Oṣadhīja (ओषधीज).—a. produced from plants.

-jaḥ fire; ज्वलयतौषधिजेन कृशानना (jvalayatauṣadhijena kṛśānanā) Ki.5.14.

Oṣadhija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms oṣadhi and ja (ज).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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