Rodhra; 4 Definition(s)


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


[Rodhra in Purana glossaries]

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.

(Source): Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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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)

[Rodhra in Hinduism glossaries]

Rodhra (रोध्र) is a Sanskrit term which can mean

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

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Rodhra in Buddhism glossaries]

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.

(Source): Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai: Buddhacarita

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