Kashayavastra, Kaṣāyavastra, Kāṣāyavastra, Kashaya-vastra: 4 definitions


Kashayavastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kaṣāyavastra and Kāṣāyavastra can be transliterated into English as Kasayavastra or Kashayavastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kashayavastra in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kaṣāyavastra (कषायवस्त्र):—These kind of clothes has qualities like cold, decreases heat , decreases pitta dosa. It is best suited in summer season, also used by saint’s priests during perform ritual acts, yaga etc.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kashayavastra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kāṣāyavastra (काषायवस्त्र) or simply Kāṣāya refers to “ochre clothes”, 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 [i.e., kāṣāyavastra-dhārin]. 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), he is the Āṇavayogin”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kashayavastra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaṣāyavastra (कषायवस्त्र):—[=kaṣāya-vastra] [from kaṣāya] n. idem, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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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»] — Kashayavastra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāṣāyavastra (ಕಾಷಾಯವಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] red or reddish brown cloth, usu. worn by ascetics and mendicants.

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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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