Karshya, aka: Kārśya; 3 Definition(s)


Karshya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Kārśya can be transliterated into English as Karsya or Karshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Kārśya (कार्श्य, “thinness”) represents the first stage of the action of poison (viṣa) after drinking it, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 26. It is also known by the name Kṣāma. In a dramatic play, the representation of death from drinking poison is displayed by throwing out of hands and feet and other limbs. The power of the poison will lead to the quivering action of the different parts of the body.

Kārśya according to the Nāṭyaśāstra: “eyes with sunken eyeballs, depressed cheeks, lips, and thinness of the belly and of the shoulder and of arms will represent thinness (kārśya)”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Nāṭyaśāstra book cover
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kārśya (कार्श्य).—m S Meagreness, leanness, scantiness of girth.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kārśya (कार्श्य).—m Leanness, meagreness; scanti- ness of girth.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Viṣa (विष, “poison”) refers to an article of food classified as abhakṣya (forbidden to eat) acc...
kṣama (क्षम).—a Patient. Capable, competent. Practicable.--- OR --- kṣamā (क्षमा).—f Patience. ...

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