Kashikhanda, Kashi-khanda, Kāśīkhaṇḍa, Kāsikhanda: 5 definitions


Kashikhanda means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 term Kāśīkhaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Kasikhanda or Kashikhanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड):—The Kāśī-khaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa consists of two sections

  1. Pūrvārdha (50 chapters) and
  2. Uttarārdha (50 chapters)
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The Kāśīkhaṇḍa of the Skanda-purāṇa (KKh 58.59-116) describes the spatial and religious connotation of all the 56 vināyakas. The spatial pattern of 56 vināyakas shwos the cosmic model Vārāṇasī symbolized in terms of the directions and realms between the earth and the heaven or sky. The seven layers form a spiral shape. The seven-round spiral symbolizes the understanding of reality, both physically and transcendentally, and reminds the pilgrims that the resort of Vināyaka is everywhere but the circumference nowhere.

The Kāśīkhaṇḍa (57.116) describes that after completion of the sacred journey of these seven layers, at the end pilgrim has to worship Ḍhuṇḍirāja Gaṇeśa remembering there all the fifty-six vināyakas. Ḍhuṇḍirāja is out of the above list and considered to be the king of all the vināyakas.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A district in Ceylon; in it was the Mahadevarattakurara vihara. Cv.xli.101.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from Skandapurāṇa. [Mackenzie Collection] 52. Cop. 99. Io. 405. W. p. 145. 147. Oxf. 68^b. Paris. (B 5-7. D 289). K. 22. Ben. 49. 51. 53. Bik. 212. Tu7b. 15. Rādh. 39. Oudh. Ix, 4 (and—[commentary]). Xiv, 22. Burnell. 194^b. P. 9. Bhk. 14. Bhr. 33. Poona. 374. 375. H. 29. Oppert. 1678. 2300. 5935. 5936. 6728. 6886. 7093. 7593. Ii, 336. 456. 2221. 2325. 4528. 7526. 9912. Rice. 80. Bp. 292.
—[commentary] Oppert. Ii, 63.
—[commentary] by Jayarāma. Oudh. Xiv, 22.
—[commentary] by Rāmānanda. Io. 405. W. p. 145. Oxf. 72^a. L. 2191. Ben. 51. Bik. 213. 214. Burnell. 194^b. Bhk. 14. Bhr. 33. Poona. 374. 375. H. 29. Oppert. Ii, 4529. 9913. Rice. 80. Bp. 292. Kāśīkhaṇḍe Īśvarastuti. Burnell. 202^a.
—Kāśīmāhātmya. B. 2, 40.
—Kāśīliṅgāvalī. Burnell. 199^a.
—Kumārāṣṭaka. Burnell. 198^a.
—Gaṅgāsahasranāman. Oudh. Xiii, 40.
—Gaṅgāstotra. Burnell. 199^b.
—Dakṣiṇāmūrtipañjara. Burnell. 202^b.
—Daśaharāstotra. W. p. 364. Burnell. 200^a.
—Pañcakrośīmāhātmya. Oxf. 28^a.
—Putrapradaśivastotra. Burnell. 202^b.
—Brahmastutistotra. Burnell. 201^b.
—Bhairavāṣṭaka. Burnell. 198^b.
—Yogavicāra. B. 4, 4.
—Lakṣmīstotra. Cop. 4. Ben. 42.
—Viśvanāthastotra. Burnell. 203^a.
—Vīreśvarastotra. Burnell. 203^a.
—Śivasahasranāman. W. p. 364.
—Śivāstuti. Burnell. 201^a.
—Śītalāstotra. Cop. 4.
—Śukreśvarastuti. Burnell. 202^a.
—Saṃkathāstotra. Pet. 725.
—Sadāśivāṣṭaka. Burnell. 198^b.
—Sarvaliṅgādhyāya. Burnell. 194^b.
—Sūryasaptatistotra. Burnell. 202^b.
—Hariharāṣṭottaraśatanāmāvali (8, 99-112). Printed in Bṛhatstotraratnākara p. 321.

2) Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड):—add Io. 938. 2025. 2026. 2616. 2753. 2754. 3048. 3049. Khn. 34. read Oudh. Xv, 22 instead of Xiv, 22.
—[commentary] by Jayarāma. read Oudh. Xv, 22.
—[commentary] by Rāmanātha Vidyāvācaspati (chapters 1-32). Io. 905.
—[commentary] by Rāmānanda. add Io. 405. 938. 2025. 2026. 2753. 2754. Lakṣmīstotra. delete Cop. 4.

3) Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड):—from the Skandapurāṇa. Bl. 26 (first half). Cu. add. 1371. 2104 (ch. 3. 4). Stein 216.
—[commentary] by Rāmānanda. Stein 216.
—[commentary] by Veṅkaṭanārāyaṇa. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 18. Kāśīkhaṇḍe Īśvaramahiman. Stein 216.
—Umāpatimāhātmya. Stein 216.
—Dhruvam prati Viṣṇuvākyam (ch. 21). Stein 217.
—Mahālakṣmīstotra (ch. 5, 80). L. 4147.

4) Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड):—from the Skandapurāṇa. Hz. 208.

5) Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड):—from the Skandapurāṇa. Ak 119 (part 1 inc.). As p. 46. Bc 258. 259. Cs 4, 15 (inc.). 16 (second part with a short C.). 17. Hz. 769. L.. 321 ([fragmentary]). Tb. 48. C. by Rāmānanda. Ak 119. As p. 46. Cs 4, 17. Hz. 1175. Kāśīkhaṇḍe Kṣetratīrthavarṇana. Hpr. 1, 87.
—Gaṅgāsahasranāman. Io. 2406.
—Gaṅgāstotra. Hz. 1452.
—Tīrthānukramaṇikā. Ak 209. Cs 4, 34.
—Daśaharāstotra or Gaṅgāstotra. L.. 322.
—Pañcanadamāhātmya. L.. 320, 3.

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

1) Kāśikhaṇḍa (काशिखण्ड):—[=kāśi-khaṇḍa] [from kāśi > kāś] n. the section of the Skanda-purāṇa treating of Benares.

2) Kāśīkhaṇḍa (काशीखण्ड):—[=kāśī-khaṇḍa] [from kāśī > kāś] n. = kāśi-kh.

context information

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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