Ikshurasa, Ikṣurasa, Ikshu-rasa: 13 definitions


Ikshurasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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 Ikṣurasa can be transliterated into English as Iksurasa or Ikshurasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ikshurasa in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस) refers to “sugarcane juice” and can used in the Tailadhārā ceremony, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“Oil-Dhārā [viz., tailadhārā] shall be performed on Śivaliṅga for harassing enemies. Success in the enterprise is certain. If scented oil is used, worldly pleasures will be increased. If mustard oil (sarṣapa) is used, enemies will be exterminated undoubtedly. If honey (madhu) is used, the devotee will become Kubera (God of wealth). The Dhārā of sugarcane juice (ikṣurasa) is conducive to all pleasures. [...] In all these Dhārās Mṛtyuñjaya-mantra shall be muttered ten thousand times. Eleven Brahmins shall be fed”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

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

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस) refers to “sugarcane juice” and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., ikṣurasa (sugarcane juice)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., śṛṅgaverarasa (ginger extract) or palāśaja kṣāratoya] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस) refers to “sugarcane juice” which is used in a recipe for producing flowers and fruits out-of-season (akāla), according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly: “Trees produce flowers and fruits out of season undoubtedly if the following procedure is followed: Dioscorea bulbifera, Cuminum cyminum seed and sugarcane juice (ikṣurasa) should be kept for a month in a pot containing clarified butter prepared in the moonlight and when the mixture is well formed, roots of the trees should be smeared with it and the basin should be filled with mud. Then sugarcane juice (ikṣurasa) should be profusely sprinkled and the trees should be smoked with honey and kuṇapa”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Ikshurasa in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस) refers to one of the four classifications of food (āhāra), according to rasa (taste), according to the 13th century Sāgāra-dharmāmṛta (verse 35) by Āśādhara. Ikṣu-rasa refers to sugar flavour including molasses (guḍa) and honey (madhu).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ikshurasa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस).—m (S) Sugarcane-juice.

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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

[«previous next»] — Ikshurasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस).—

1) the juice of sugar-cane.

2) molasses, unrefined sugar.

3) a kind of काश (kāśa) grass;

Derivable forms: ikṣurasaḥ (इक्षुरसः).

Ikṣurasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ikṣu and rasa (रस).

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

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. The juice of the sugar-cane 2. Molasses, unrefined gugar. 3. A sort of grass, (Saccharum spontaneum.) E. ikṣu sugarcane and rasa juice.

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

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस).—m. the juice of the sugar-cane, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 411.

Ikṣurasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ikṣu and rasa (रस).

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

1) Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस):—[=ikṣu-rasa] [from ikṣu] m. the juice of the sugar-cane

2) [v.s. ...] molasses, unrefined sugar, [Suśruta; Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] the cane Saccharum Spontaneum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ikṣurasa (इक्षुरस):—[ikṣu-rasa] (saḥ) 1. m. Molasses.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ikshurasa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ikshurasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ikṣurasa (ಇಕ್ಷುರಸ):—[noun] the sugar-cane juice.

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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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