Khadya, Khaḍyā: 15 definitions


Khadya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Khady.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Khādya (खाद्य) refers to “food (to be enjoyed)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ an offering of eatables all combined, full of food to be enjoyed (khādya-bhojya-samanvita), Provided with drink to be enjoyed, an acceptable offering from her, Five kinds of virtuous conduct, completely full of egg-born fish, Of one mind with the Nirvikalpa, eat and enjoy Hūṃ”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Khādya (खाद्य, “fruit”) refers to “solid food” and represents one of the four types of food, as mentioned in chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] together with abandonment of all censurable activities the noble man [i.e., Mahābala] renounced the four kinds of food [viz., khādya]. Constantly immersed in the pool of nectar of abstract meditation, he, like a lotus-bed, did not fade at all. He, the crest-jewel of the noble, had undiminished beauty, as if he had been eating food and taking drink”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khaḍyā (खड्या).—m The name of a very large red seafish.

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khādya (खाद्य).—a (S) Eatable, edible, esculent, i. e. possible, proper, purposed &c. to be eaten.

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khādyā (खाद्या).—a That eats; and fig. that undergoes or bears. See khādarā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khādya (खाद्य).—a Eatable, edible, esculent.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khādya (खाद्य).—a. Eatable.

-dyam Food, victuals.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Khādya (खाद्य).—nt. (also khajja; = Pali khajja; in Sanskrit seems to mean food in general), hard food (as in Pali); regularly associated with bhojya, soft food: °ya-bhojyaṃ Mahāvastu i.352.21; ii.171.10; 189.17, 18; 462.1; khādya-bhojya- svādanīya (see this last), Lalitavistara 96.21. Cf. khādanīya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khādya (खाद्य).—mfn.

(-dya-dyā-dyaṃ) Edible, to be eaten, what is to be or may be eaten. n.

(-dyaṃ) Food, victuals. E. khād to eat, yat aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khādya (खाद्य).—[adjective] = khādanīya.

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

1) Khādya (खाद्य):—[from khād] n. ‘eatable, edible’, food, victuals, [Mahābhārata ii, 98; Pañcatantra i; Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (= khadira) Acacia Catechu, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes] (cf. khaṇḍa-kh.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khādya (खाद्य):—[(dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) a.] Edible. n. Food.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Khādya (खाद्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khajja.

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Khadya in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Khādya (खाद्य) [Also spelled khady]:—(nm) food; (a) eatable; —[akhādya] eatable and non-eatable, edible and inedible; good and/or bad food.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khādya (ಖಾದ್ಯ):—[adjective] that can be, fit to be, eaten as food; eatable; esculent.

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Khādya (ಖಾದ್ಯ):—[noun] a substance that can be or fit to be eaten as food; an eatable; an esculent.

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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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