m. (rudh-equalsruh-),"growing downwards"the Banyan or Indian fig-tree, Ficus Indica (it belongs to the kṣīra-vṛkṣas-q.v;fibres descend from its branches to the earth and there take root and form new stems) etc.
Growing downwards,’ is the name of the Ficus indica, a tree remarkable for sending down from its branches fibres which take root and form new stems. Though the tree is not mentioned by name in the Rigveda, it appears to have been known, as Pischel has shown from a hymn in which its characteristics may be recognized. It is frequently mentioned in the Atharvaveda and the later literature. The sacrificial bowls (Camasa) were made of its wood. It was doubtless of the greatest importance, as in modern times, to the Vedic village. The sister tree, the Aśvattha (Ficus religiosa), already occurs in the Rigveda.
noun (masculine) a fathom (measured by the arms extended) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a monastery and a village (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Ficus Indica (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Mimosa Suma (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Brāhman (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Kṛṣṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Ugrasena (also ūdhaka) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Prosopis Spicigera (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Banyan or Indian fig-tree (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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