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By M. A. Alwar

Sometimes transliterated as: Urujah, UrujaH, UUrujah

22. Ūrujaḥ: Vaiśya (merchant class). Synonym as per Amarakośa is Vaiśya. It is masculine. It is derived as “born out of ūru (thigh) of Brahman. It is derived as ūru + Jan + ḍa. It has been stated in Viṣṇu Purāṇa: The merchant class is mixed with rajas and tamas. (1.6.4). it is also the name of a sage belonging to the lineage of bhṛgu. He is known by the name Ourva. See Ourva word.


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