Yavagu, Yavāgu, Yavāgū: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

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

1) Yavāgū (यवागू) refers to a popular drink prepared from barley (yava) according to the Taittirīyasaṃhitā and Taittirīyāraṇyaka 2.8.8, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Barley (yava) is the ancient staple food known to Vedic Indians and thus it enjoyed the staple food status in this period. [...] Barley is also used to prepare the popular drink yavāgū. Pāṇini mentions yavāgu in one of his aphorisms goyavāgvośca. Barley preparations like yavāgū, dhāna, yāvaka and apūpa can be seen referred to in Mahābhārata.

2) Yavāgū (यवागू) refers to “rice gruel”, as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—According to Bhojanakutūhala, rice gruels are prepared by boiling rice in water. Different types of rice gruels are described here, the water content being different. For yavāgu generally the quantity of water taken is six times that of the measure of rice. If the quantity of water is four times, it is called vilepī. If it is fourteen times, then it is peyā. The text also describes another type of gruel viz. yūṣā which is slightly heavier than the last variety, i.e. peyā. Yavāgū appears ubiquitously in the Brāhmaṇa texts of Vedic literature. It is often prescribed as the dish of a kṣatriya.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Yavāgū (यवागू) refers to “gruel”, and is used in the treatment of rat-poison such as those caused by the Ugra-rats, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Accordingly, one of the treatments is mentioned as follows: “Must take a tablet or Gulikā made from pearl and silver. Fruit and powder of the roots of Śvetaśarapuṅkha and Kaṇṭhapuṅkha garnished with the bark of Pūtikā. Victim must be given a drink of gruel (yavāgū) made of barley, Puṅkha and Ākhukarṇikā. The same can be used as ointment as well. Fumigation with jaggery and hair of mongoose prescribed. Curd must be taken”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics

Yavāgu (Medicated gruel): When cereals are cooked with medicinal herbs, the resulting fluid is gruel. This is congenial to the patients with decreased digestive capacity. Yavāgu and other similar forms can be named as dietetic preparations. Dietetic preparations can be classified into kritānnakalpana (meant for healthy people) and pathyakalpana (for patients). Yavāgu, yūṣa, peya, vilepi and māṃsa rasa belong to these groups. Yavāgu is a rice preparation and pulses are ingredients in yūṣa. Māmsarasa contains flesh of various animas as recommended. In the pathyakalpanas, the ratio of water to rice varies. In yavāgu, rice and water are mixed in 1:6 ratios before cooking. In vilepi it is 1:4. After cooking no water is remained in vilepi; a little water may be remained in yavāgu. Several medicinal spices can be added to these preparations. Caraka describes 28 types of yavāgu-kalpana.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Yavāgu (यवागु):—Gruel; it is type of congenial preparation of cereals, like rice, wheat, barley etc. Is of three types: Manda (is only the liquid portion of the prepared gruel), Peya and Vilepi.

Source: National Mission for Manuscripts: Traditional Medicine System in India

Yavāgu (यवागु) and Yūṣa are “juices of dhānya or cereals” and represents one of the various Ayurvedic medicinal preparations and formulations.—Ayurvedic medicine are of different types. They can be used as single drugs, i.e. plants, metals and mineral drugs and animal drugs used in a single.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Yavāgū (यवागू) means “barley-gruel” but is also used of weak decoctions of other kinds of grain (of Jartila and Gavīdhuka).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yavāgū (यवागू).—f. [yūyate miśryate yu-āgū] Rice gruel, sour gruel made from rice or from any other kind of grain, such as barley; यवागूर्विरलद्रवा (yavāgūrviraladravā) Suśr.; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.193.22; मूत्राय कल्पते यवागूः (mūtrāya kalpate yavāgūḥ) Mahābhārata

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

Yavāgū (यवागू).—f.

(-gūḥ) Sour gruel, prepared by the spontaneous fermentation of water in which rice, &c. has been boiled. E. yu to mix, āgūc aff.

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

Yavāgū (यवागू).— (from yava, and gu for go), f. Rice-gruel, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 106; 6, 20.

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

Yavāgū (यवागू).—[feminine] rice-gruel.

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

1) Yavāgū (यवागू):—[from yava] a f. (in, [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 81] said to come [from] √2. yu) rice-gruel

2) [v.s. ...] any weak decoction of other kinds of grain etc. ([according to] to some, a dec° in which 4 measures of an ingredient are steeped in 64 meas° of water and the whole boiled down to half the original quantity; frequently in [compound] with the ingredient from which the gruel is made), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa etc.]

3) b etc. See p. 847, col. 3.

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

Yavāgū (यवागू):—(gūḥ) 3. f. Sour gruel.

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Yavagu 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

Yavāgu (ಯವಾಗು):—[noun] a weak decoction of barley; barley-gruel.

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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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