Kankshin, Kāṅkṣī, Kankshi, Kāṅkṣin: 15 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Kāṅkṣī and Kāṅkṣin can be transliterated into English as Kanksi or Kankshi or Kanksin or Kankshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Kāṅkṣī (काङ्क्षी):—Another name for Saurāṣṭrī (‘alum’), which is one of the eight uparasa group of minerals, according to the RasaprakāśasudhākaraSource: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
Kāṅkṣī (काङ्क्षी) refers to “alum clay”. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji volume 3)
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्) refers to “one who craves”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] Intent on the practice of mantras, he wears ochre clothes. He wanders in search of alms amongst Brahmins and others in the group of eight Houses born of Kula. Craving the practice of accomplishments (siddhisādhana-kāṅkṣin), he is the Āṇavayogin”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्) refers to “one seeking (benefits)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “Next there is the initiation for the purpose of the purification of the cosmic path for those who seek the fruit of [either] enjoyment or liberation. The subtle method that causes the cutting of the bonds is explained. The Guru asks the candidate seeking benefits (phala-kāṅkṣin) [about] the two-fold [option]. Whatever fruit he desires, accordingly he should start the propitiation of Mantras”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kāṅkṣī (काङ्क्षी).—a kāṅkṣēkhōra a (kāṅkṣā) That carps or cavils; that objects to or disputes perversely: also one dubious, scrupulous, ever full of doubts and difficulties. 2 Fanciful, whimsical, humorsome.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Kāṅkṣī (काङ्क्षी).—a That carps or cavils; that objects to or disputes perversely; also fanciful; one dubious, ever full of doubts and difficulties.
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.
Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्).—a. (-ṇī f.) [काङ्क्ष्-णिनि (kāṅkṣ-ṇini)] Wishing for, desirous; दर्शन°, जल° (darśana°, jala°) &c.; देवा अप्यस्य रूपस्य नित्यं दर्शन- काङ्क्षिणः (devā apyasya rūpasya nityaṃ darśana- kāṅkṣiṇaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.52.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्).—[kāṅkṣ + in], adj., f. iṇī. 1. Desiring (with acc.), [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 110, 20. 2. Expecting, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 33, 27.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्).—[adjective] desiring, expecting ([accusative] or —°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्):—[from kāṅkṣ] mfn. desiring, longing for, expecting, waiting for ([accusative] or in [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhagavad-gītā; Pañcatantra]
2) [v.s. ...] waiting, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 33, 27; Pañcatantra iii, 134.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāṅkṣī (काङ्क्षी):—f. a kind of fragrant earth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. kākṣī and kacchī.)Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kāṅkṣin (काङ्क्षिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṃkhi.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 1 - Characteristics of Kankshi/Tubari (clay containing alum) < [Chapter XI - Uparasa (12): Kankshi (clay containing alum)]
Chapter XI - Uparasa (12): Kankshi (clay containing alum)
Introduction (classes of uparasa)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.1 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]