from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coarse grass, the Poa cynosuroides, much venerated by the Hindus, and employed by the Brahmans in their religious ceremonies.


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  • It is followed by the worship of gods Vishnu in form of the darbha grass, a gold image or Shaligram stone and Yama.

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  • He wears a ring of darbha grass, in which the ancestors are invoked to reside.

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  • Mahavishnu at once pierced the nostril with a darbha grass to facilitate the flow of water.

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  • Vibhíshaṇa having bathed, and having, with his clothes wet, scattered in proper form _tila_ seeds mixed with _darbha_ grass, and moistened with water, applied the fire [to the pile].”

    Ramayana. English Valmiki 1866


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