Shukadhanya, Śūkadhānya, Shuka-dhanya: 6 definitions


Shukadhanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śūkadhānya can be transliterated into English as Sukadhanya or Shukadhanya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śūkadhānya (सुगन्धक) is a Sanskrit technical term, translating to “awned grains”, it is composed of the words śūka (‘awn’) and dhānya (‘grain’). It is used throughout Ayurvedic liteature. The group of medicinal plants named Śūkadhānyavarga was defined by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27).

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

Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य) refers to “awned grains” and represents one of the three types of grains (dhānya), according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The section śūkadhānya includes the varieties and properties of rice (śāli), wheat (godhūma) and barley (yava). General properties of rice which are grown in burnt soil (dagdhamṛjjāta-śāli), grown in wet land (kedārajāta-śāli), grown in wild soil (sthalajāta-śāli), grown in cultivated land (vāpita-śāli), grown after harvesting (chinnarūḍha-śāli) and newly grown rice (ropita-śāli) are discussed here. The properties of different grains based on their habitat, variety of water for irrigating them are also explained.

In the Śūkadhānya or “awned grains” group of foodstuffs, the following substances are beneficial (hita) to the body: Yava (barley) and Godhūma (wheat).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य).—n S A comprehensive term for the grains which have awn or beard: in contrad. from śamīdhānya Leguminous or siliquose grains.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य).—any awned grain (as barely).

Derivable forms: śūkadhānyam (शूकधान्यम्).

Śūkadhānya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śūka and dhānya (धान्य).

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

Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य).—n.

(-nyaṃ) Awned or bearded grain, as barley, &c. E. śūka an awn, dhānya grain.

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

Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य):—[=śūka-dhānya] [from śūka] n. any awned or bearded grain (one of the 5 kinds of grain, the others being śāli-, vrīhi-, śamī-, and kṣudra-dh), [Caraka; Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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