Cashaka, Caṣaka, Cāṣaka: 17 definitions


Cashaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 terms Caṣaka and Cāṣaka can be transliterated into English as Casaka or Cashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chashaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Cāṣaka (चाषक) refers to certain kind of ungent and is mentioned in a list of charitable gifts that claim to help minimise the heat-effects of Vaiśākha, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.7.3.—Accordingly, “[...] he who gives the different kinds of unguents, viz. Auśīra, Cāṣaka (?) and Kauśa (?) rendered fragrant by the addition of water, shall have the assistance of Devas, O great king, in (the enjoyment of) worldly pleasures. His sins will be destroyed and miseries will disappear. He shall attain the supreme bliss of salvation”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Caṣaka (चषक) refers to a “cup”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.149.—In 22.146 maṇika and caṣaka (“a cup”) are used.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Caṣakā (चषका):—A shallow saucer of clay or iron used for frying / roasting of materials

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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

Caṣaka (चषक) refers to “wine glasses”, according to the Mattavilāsaprahasana.—Accordingly, as the Kāpālika cries out: “My darling, look. This pub resembles the Vedic sacrificial ground. For its signpost resembles the sacrificial pillar; in this case alcohol is the Soma, drunkards are the sacrificial priests, the wine glasses (caṣaka) are the special cups for drinking Soma (camasa), the roasted meat and other appetizers are the fire oblations, the drunken babblings are the sacrificial formulae, the songs are the Sāman-hymns, the pitchers are the sacrificial ladles, thirst is the fire and the owner of the pub is the patron of the sacrifice”

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caṣaka (चषक).—[caṣ-karaṇe kvun] A vessel used for drinking spirits, a goblet, a wine-glass; च्युतैः शिरस्त्रैश्चषकोत्तरेव (cyutaiḥ śirastraiścaṣakottareva) R.7.49; मुखं लालाक्लिन्नं पिबति चषकं सासवमिव (mukhaṃ lālāklinnaṃ pibati caṣakaṃ sāsavamiva) Śānti.1.29; Kirātārjunīya 9.56,57; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.18.

-kam 1 A kind of spirituous liquor.

2) Honey.

Derivable forms: caṣakaḥ (चषकः), caṣakam (चषकम्).

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

Caṣaka (चषक).—mn.

(-kaḥ-kaṃ) 1. A vessel for drinking spirits with, a wine glass, &c. 2. Any drinking vessel. 3. Spirituous liquor. 4. Honey. E. caṣ to eat, karaṇe kvun Unadi aff.

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

Caṣaka (चषक).—m. and n. A drink. ing vessel, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 46.

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

Caṣaka (चषक).—[substantive] vessel, cup, goblet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Caṣaka (चषक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Tarkāmṛtacashaka, Vedāntāmṛtacidratnacashaka.

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

1) Caṣaka (चषक):—[from caṣ] mn. ([gana] ardharcādi) a cup, wineglass, [Raghuvaṃśa vii, 46; Harṣacarita viii; Śiśupāla-vadha x etc.] (ifc. f(ā). , [Kathāsaritsāgara xxi, 10])

2) [v.s. ...] spirituous liquor (‘honey’ [Horace H. Wilson]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a second [Scholiast or Commentator] on [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka vii, 1 and 12 and xxiv.]

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

Caṣaka (चषक):—[(kaḥ-kaṃ)] 1. m. n. A vessel for drinking; a wine-glass or cup; spirituous liquor; honey.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Caṣaka (चषक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Casaga, Casaya.

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Cashaka 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

Casakā (चसका):—(nm) proclivity, addiction; compelling habituation; —,[paḍanā/laganā] (used in denunciatory sense) to get addicted/habituated/used to (some degenerating habit), to develop an irresistible proclivity for.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caṣaka (ಚಷಕ):—[noun] a vine-drinking cup; a vine-glass.

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Casaka (ಚಸಕ):—[noun] = ಚಷಕ [cashaka].

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Casaka (चसक):—n. mental or physical pain;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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