Yavashir, Yavāśir: 5 definitions


Yavashir 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.

The Sanskrit term Yavāśir can be transliterated into English as Yavasir or Yavashir, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Yavāśir (यवाशिर्) refers to a sweet sticky dish according to the Atharvaveda 20.24.7, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Dhāna and karambha, the Vedic offerings made of barley are referred to in Aitareyabrāhmaṇa. Dhāna is prepared by frying barley with butter. The powder of dhānā again fried with butter was called karambha. Powder of fried barley is known as saktu. Sometimes it is also used to prepare a sweet sticky dish namely yavāśir. [...] Barley preparations like yavāgū, dhāna, yāvaka and apūpa can be seen referred to in Mahābhārata.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yavāśir (यवाशिर्).—[adjective] mixed with barley.

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

Yavāśir (यवाशिर्):—[from yava] mfn. mixed with corn, [Ṛg-veda]

[Sanskrit to German]

Yavashir 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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