Uruja, Ūruja, Uru-ja: 10 definitions


Uruja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Uruj.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Ūruja (ऊरुज) [=ūru?] refers to “(related to) the thighs”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If [someone] touches his buttocks, there is [an extraneous thing] arising from the buttocks [, i.e. coccyx?] or an iron nail at a depth of two cubits [underground]. [The officiant] should remove that extraneous thing from there. If [someone] scratches his thigh (ūrukaṇḍūya), there is an extraneous thing related to the thigh (ūruja) or piece of wood at a depth of one and a half cubits. [The officiant] should remove it carefully. [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūruja (ऊरुज).—a. sprung from the thigh. -m. a Vaiśya.

Ūruja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ūru and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): ūrujanman, ūrusaṃbhava.

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

Ūruja (ऊरुज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A Vaisya or man of the third tribe. E. ūru and ja born; from the thigh of Brahma.

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

Ūruja (ऊरुज).—[ūru-ja], adj. Born from the thigh, Mahābhārata 1, 6820.

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

1) Ūruja (ऊरुज):—[=ūru-ja] [from ūru] mfn. born from the thigh, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a Vaiśya (supposed to be born from Brahmā’s thigh See, [Ṛg-veda x, 90, 12; Manu-smṛti i, 31, etc.]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the Ṛṣi Aurva (q.v.)

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

Ūruja (ऊरुज):—[ūru-ja] (jaḥ) 1. m. A Vaishya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Uruja 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Urūja (उरूज) [Also spelled uruj]:—(nm) ascendancy, rise; —[para honā] to be in the ascendancy.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ūruja (ಊರುಜ):—[noun] a member of the business community ( the originator of which community is believed to have been born from the thigh of Viṣṇu.

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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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