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Euxanthin \Eux*an"thin\, n. [Gr. e'y^ well + ? yellow.] (Chem.) A yellow pigment imported from India and China. It has a strong odor, and is said to be obtained from the urine of herbivorous animals when fed on the mango. It consists if a magnesium salt of euxanthic acid. Called also puri, purree, and Indian yellow.


n. A type of unleavened bread from India and Pakistan, usually deep-fried.

Puri (disambiguation)

Puri may refer to:

  • Purí people, tribe which lived along the northern coast of South America and in Brazil
  • Puri (food), unleavened Indian bread
  • Puri, city in Odisha, India
  • Puri district, district of Odisha, India
  • Puri, Angola, town and municipality in Uíge Province in Angola
  • Puri (palace), palace on the Island of Bali
  • Puri, East Java, subdistrict in Mojokerto Regency, East Java, Indonesia
  • Puri (Family Name), a Khatri family name (surname) among Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims originating from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan
  • Eino Puri (born 1988), Estonian football player
  • Sander Puri (born 1988), Estonian football player
  • Puri Jagannadh (born 1966), Tollywood film director and producer
  • Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj, Gaudiya Vaishnava Guru, and founder-acharya of the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission

Puri is a city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus.

Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was locally known as "Shrikhetra" and Lord Jagannath temple is known as "Badadeula". Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers, from the 4th century AD till the early 19th century with the objective of looting the treasures of the temple. Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were under the British Raj from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. Even though princely states do not exist in India today the heirs of the Gajapati Dynasty of Khurda still perform the ritual duties of the temple. The temple town has many Hindu religious maths or monasteries.

The economy of Puri town is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannath Temple to the extent of nearly 80 percent. The 24 festivals, including 13 major ones, held every year in the temple complex contribute to the economy; Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important which are attended by millions of people every year. Sand art and applique art are some of the important crafts of the city.

Puri has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India.

Puri (food)

Puri (also spelled poori) is an unleavened deep-fried Indian bread, commonly consumed on the Indian subcontinent. It is eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. It is usually served with a curry or bhaji, as in Puri bhaji.

Puri is most commonly served at breakfast. It is also served at special or ceremonial functions as part of ceremonial rituals along with other vegetarian food offered in prayer as prasadam.

Puri (family name)

Puri is a family name. and also the name of a Khatri clan with origins in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.

Puri (Lok Sabha constituency)

Puri Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) Constituencies in Odisha state in Eastern India.

Puri (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Puri (Sl. No.: 107) is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Puri district, Odisha.

This constituency includes Puri Ranpur block, 15 Gram panchayats (Birapratappur, Balipada, Jamarsuan, Baliput, Raigoroda, Garhmrugasira, Chalisbatia, Malatipatpur, Chandanpur, Sasandamodarpur, Samanga, Gopinathpur, Harekrushnapur, Baliguali and Talajanga) of Puri sadar block and 3 GPs (Itibhuan, Garhbhingura and Chhaitana) of Gop block.

Usage examples of "puri".

Coconut chutney and mint chutney and green chilli pickle and gooseberry pickle, all served with the usual nans, popadoms, parathas and puris, of course.