Kshalana, Kṣālana: 8 definitions


Kshalana 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 Kṣālana can be transliterated into English as Ksalana or Kshalana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Kṣālana (क्षालन) refers to “washing with water” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Kṣālana is mentioned in the Suprabheda-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 11), Pūrvakāraṇa-āgama (chapter 22), Dīpta-āgama (chapter 33) and the Cintya-āgama (chapter 10).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣālana (क्षालन).—n S pop. kṣāḷaṇa n Washing.

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

kṣālana (क्षालन).—n Washing.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣālana (क्षालन).—[kṣal-bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Washing, cleansing (with water); तत्क्षालनाय यास्यामि तीर्थान्युज्झितमत्सरः (tatkṣālanāya yāsyāmi tīrthānyujjhitamatsaraḥ) Ks.52.239.

2) Sprinkling.

Derivable forms: kṣālanam (क्षालनम्).

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Kṣālana (क्षालन).—&c. See under क्षल् (kṣal).

Derivable forms: kṣālanam (क्षालनम्).

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

Kṣālana (क्षालन).—n.

(-naṃ) Washing, sprinkling, cleaning with water. E. kṣāl to wash, affix lyuṭ.

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

Kṣālana (क्षालन).—i. e. kṣal + ana, n. Washing, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 61.

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

Kṣālana (क्षालन).—[adjective] & [neuter] washing, cleansing.

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

1) Kṣālana (क्षालन):—[from kṣal] mfn. washing, washing or wiping off, [Pañcatantra] (ifc.)

2) [v.s. ...] n. washing, washing off, cleansing with water, [Mahābhārata ii, 1295; Pañcatantra; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara lii, 239]

3) [v.s. ...] sprinkling, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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