Rodhra: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Rodhra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

1) Rodhra (लोध्र) or Lodhra refers to the medicinal plant Symplocos racemosa Roxb., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Lodhra] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

2) Rodhra (लोध्र) or Lodhra can also be identified with Symplocos paniculata (Thunb.) Miq.

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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)

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Rodhra (रोध्र) refers to Symplocos racemosa and forms part of the cosmetics and personal decoration that was once commonly applied to one’s body in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Reference is made in the Nīlamata to various sorts of scents, perfumes, unguents, flowers and garlands. For example, Rodhra is referred to as an unguent (verse 423). Suśruta mentions it as antitodal (antidotal?) to the deranged Kapha etc., astringent in its properties, remover of vaginal and uterine disorder.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Rodhra (रोध्र) is a Sanskrit term which can mean

1) the lotus bark tree (Symplocos racemosa)
2) an offence, a sin.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai: Buddhacarita

Chinese mythology holds that the sun comes up far to the east, underneath a giant mulberry tree, which has one root but two mutually supporting trunks. This tree, the rodhra tree, has yellow flowers, like the color of the robe of the Law.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rodhra (रोध्र).—A kind of tree (= lodhra q. v.).

-dhraḥ, -dhram Sin.

-dhram Offence, injury.

Derivable forms: rodhraḥ (रोध्रः).

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

Rodhra (रोध्र).—m.

(-dhraḥ) A tree, commonly Lod'h. n.

(-dhraṃ) 1. Offence, transgression. 2. Sin. E. rudh to obstruct, and ran aff.

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

Rodhra (रोध्र).—i. e. I. rudh + ra, n. 1. Sin. 2. Offence. Ii. Probably akin to rudhira, m. A tree, the bark of which is used in dyeing, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 29.

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

Rodhra (रोध्र).—[masculine] [Name] of a plant.

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

1) Rodhra (रोध्र):—m. ([probably] connected with rudhira) the tree Symplocos Racemosa (it has yellow flowers, and the red powder scattered during the Holī festival is prepared from its bark), [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira; Suśruta]

2) n. sin (also m.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) offence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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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