Karshapana, aka: Kārṣāpaṇa, Karṣāpaṇa, Karsha-apana; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Kārṣāpaṇa and Karṣāpaṇa can be transliterated into English as Karsapana or Karshapana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


[Karshapana in Purana glossaries]

Kārṣāpaṇa (कार्षापण).—(KĀRṢIKAM). A measure of weight for gold and silver in ancient India.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kārṣāpaṇa (कार्षापण).—A coin in common use; fines in terms of.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 79 & 93, 197.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Karshapana in Buddhism glossaries]

Kārṣāpaṇa (कार्षापण).—A kind of coin in ancient India, usually of copper or silver, though gold ones also circulated.

(Source): Google Books: Divine Stories: Divyavadana

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Karshapana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kārṣāpaṇa (कार्षापण).—A coin or weight of different values; पुराकल्प एतदासीत् षोडश माषाः कार्षापणं (purākalpa etadāsīt ṣoḍaśa māṣāḥ kārṣāpaṇaṃ) Mbh. on P.I.2.64. कार्षापणं तु विज्ञेयस्ताम्रिकः कार्षिकः पणः (kārṣāpaṇaṃ tu vijñeyastāmrikaḥ kārṣikaḥ paṇaḥ) Ms.9.136,336;9.282. (= karṣa). न हि काकिन्यां नष्टायां तदन्वेषणं कार्षापणेन क्रियते (na hi kākinyāṃ naṣṭāyāṃ tadanveṣaṇaṃ kārṣāpaṇena kriyate) ŚB. on MS.4.3.39.

-ṇam Money, gold and silver.

Derivable forms: kārṣāpaṇaḥ (कार्षापणः), kārṣāpaṇam (कार्षापणम्).

See also (synonyms): kārṣāpaṇaka.

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Karṣāpaṇa (कर्षापण).—= कार्षापण (kārṣāpaṇa) q. v.

Karṣāpaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karṣa and āpaṇa (आपण).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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