John C. Huntington huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Tue Mar 14 22:15:00 UTC 2006

John C. Huntington
     (Buddhist Art and Methodologies)
The Ohio State University
Dear Majapahit Folks,

1) "Maja" is the Indonesian name of a large green fruit and "pahit"  
means "bitter" in Indonesian

       a) Bhasa Indonesia Dictionaries do not list maja

2) I have not been able to find easily the botanical name.

3) A photo of the plant can be seen at

4) The fruit can be seen at:
SCROLL to the Bottom of the page!

5) Thumb Piano made from the dried rind of the fruit can be seen at:,_'Bundar'-prod-12755232

6) A translation of the Usada Cukildaki with medical uses of Maja is at: 

If I find more in the next few days (especially the botanical name) I  
will send it on


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