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By M. A. Alwar

Sometimes transliterated as: Urujah, UrujaH, UUrujah

Ūrujaḥ means “born out of ūru (thigh) of Brahman." It refers to Vaiśyas (merchant class).


Ūrujaḥ is a masculine form.




Ūrujaḥ can be split as ūru + Jan + ḍa.

Ūrujaḥ As per Viṣṇu Purāṇa

It has been stated in Viṣṇu Purāṇa:
The merchant class is mixed with rajas and tamas.[2]

Ūrujaḥ - A Sage

Ūrujaḥ is also the name of a sage belonging to the lineage of bhṛgu. He is known by the name Ourva.


  1. As per Amarakośa
  2. Viṣṇu Purāṇa 1.6.4
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu