Bhakshya, Bhakṣya: 13 definitions


Bhakshya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Bhakṣya can be transliterated into English as Bhaksya or Bhakshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Bakshy.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य) refers to “food to be eaten” and represents one of the six kinds of food (anna), according to the Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa Ayodhyākāṇḍa 94.20.—Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa gives us a five-fold classification of food items, which are [viz., bhakṣya].

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य):—Masticable; dietary substances to be masticated; e. g.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1) Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य) refers to “that what is to be eaten”, according to the Mālinīvijayottaratantra, chapter 18 (“appropriate conduct of the accomplished Yogin”) verses 18.74-81 (as quoted in the Tantrāloka verse 4.213-221ab).—Accordingly, “There is no purity here, nor impurity, no consideration of what is to be eaten (bhakṣya), etc. There is no duality, nor non-duality, and no (requirement to perform) acts of devotion to the liṅga, etc. There is similarly no (requisite) abandoning of those [acts], nor the (required) renunciation of material possessions, nor again any (requirement regarding the) accumulation of material possessions. There is no (requisite) maintenance of twisted locks of hair [jaṭā], of (smearing oneself with) sacred ashes, or the like, nor any (requisite) abandoning of the same. [...]”.

2) Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य) [=Bhakṣin?] refers to the “(sexual) enjoyment (of women)”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva (verse 6.218): an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, “Doing (kriyā) is what gives people results; knowledge does not produce results, just as a man knowledgable in the sexual enjoyment of women (strī-bhakṣya-bhogajña) is not happy without doing it (kriyā). But doing should be understood as twofold: it is held to be outer and inner. Inner action (kriyā) is through yogic meditation, while outer action is through worship, ascetic observances, etc. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhakṣya (भक्ष्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, fit) to be eaten, edible.

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bhakṣya (भक्ष्य).—n (S) An eatable; food in general.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य).—a. [bhakṣ-karmaṇi ṇyat] Eatable, fit for food.

-kṣyam 1 Anything eatable, an article of food, food (fig. also); भक्ष्यभक्षकयोः प्रीतिर्विपत्तेरेव कारणम् (bhakṣyabhakṣakayoḥ prītirvipattereva kāraṇam) H.1.55; Ms.1.113.

2) Water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य).—mfn. (-kṣyaḥ-kṣyā-kṣya) Eatable. n.

(-kṣyaṃ) Food. E. bhakṣ to eat, aff. yat .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य).—[adjective] to be (being) enjoyed or eaten, enjoyable, eatable; [neuter] food.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य):—[from bhakṣa > bhakṣ] mfn. to be eaten, eatable, fit for food, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. anything eaten, food ([especially] such as requires mastication), [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. food, dish, [ib.,] ([probably] [wrong reading] for bhakṣa)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य):—(kṣyaṃ) 1. n. Food. a. Eatable.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhakshya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhakṣya (भक्ष्य) [Also spelled bakshy]:—(a) eatable, edible; (nm) diet, food, feed; -[abhakṣya] ([bhakṣyābhakṣka]) eatable and non-eatable, fit for consumption or otherwise; salubrious or otherwise; —[vastu] eatable, something that can be consumed, fit for consumption.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhakṣya (ಭಕ್ಷ್ಯ):—[adjective] fit to be eaten; edible; eatable.

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Bhakṣya (ಭಕ್ಷ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is fit to be eaten; an edible thing; an eatable.

2) [noun] a special sweet dish made for a particular occasion.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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