Saragha, Saraghā, Sāragha: 12 definitions


Saragha means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saraghā (सरघा).—The queen of Bindumat and mother of Madhu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 15.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Saragha [सरघा] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre from the Fabaceae (pea) family having the following synonyms: Millettia pinnata, Pongamia glabra, Derris indica, Cytisus pinnatus. For the possible medicinal usage of saragha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

Sāragha (सारघ) refers to a type of honey-producing bee according to the Ṛgveda X.106.10, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Honey was possibly, the earliest sweet thing Indians knew. Vedic literature even attests the procurement of it from the combs of two different types of bees which are āraṅgāra and sāragha. It is prescribed as a sweetening ingredient at the time of Vedic period. Brāhmaṇa literature taboos its use for women and students.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saraghā (सरघा).—A bee; तस्तार सरघाव्याप्तैः स क्षौद्रपटलैरिव (tastāra saraghāvyāptaiḥ sa kṣaudrapaṭalairiva) R.4. 63; Śiśupālavadha 15.23.

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Sāragha (सारघ).—Honey; पीत्वा मुकुन्दमुखसारघमक्षिभृङ्गैः (pītvā mukundamukhasāraghamakṣibhṛṅgaiḥ) Bhāgavata 1. 15.43. a. Derived from the bee; भुङ्क्ते हृषीकैर्मधु सारघं यः (bhuṅkte hṛṣīkairmadhu sāraghaṃ yaḥ) Bhāgavata 4.24.65.

Derivable forms: sāragham (सारघम्).

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

Saraghā (सरघा).—f.

(-ghā) A bee. E. sara one who is going, han to injure, aff. ḍa, the radical final changed.

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Sāragha (सारघ).—n.

(-ghaṃ) Honey. E. saraghā a bee, and aṇ aff.

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

Saraghā (सरघा).—f. A bee, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 63.

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

Sāragha (सारघ).—[adjective] coming from a bee; [masculine] bee; [neuter] honey.

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

1) Saraghā (सरघा):—[from saragh] f. idem, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Pongamia Glabra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Bindumat and mother of Madhu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) Sāragha (सारघ):—mfn. ([from] saragha) coming or derived from the bee, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) m. a bee, [Ṛg-veda x, 106, 10]

6) n. honey, [Naiṣadha-carita; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

1) Saraghā (सरघा):—[sara-ghā] (ghā) 1. f. A bee.

2) Sāragha (सारघ):—(ghaṃ) 1. n. Honey.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saraghā (सरघा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sarahā, Sāraha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Saragha in German

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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

Saragha (ಸರಘ):—[noun] a honey-bee.

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Sāragha (ಸಾರಘ):—[noun] = ಸಾರಕ [saraka]2.

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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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