Kshantishila, Kṣāntiśīla: 5 definitions


Kshantishila 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 term Kṣāntiśīla can be transliterated into English as Ksantisila or Kshantishila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kshantishila in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kṣāntiśīla (क्षान्तिशील) is the name of a Bhikṣu (mendicant), according to the introductory story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in theKathāsaritsāgara, chapter 75. Accordingly, “... every day, when he [king Trivikramasena] was in his hall of audience, a mendicant named Kṣāntiśīla came to him, to pay him his respects, and presented him with a fruit. And every day the king, as soon as he received the fruit, gave it into the hand of the superintendent of his treasury who was near him”.

The story of Kṣāntiśīla is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even larger work containing 700,000 verses.


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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshantishila in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣāntiśīla (क्षान्तिशील).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

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

Kṣāntiśīla (क्षान्तिशील):—[=kṣānti-śīla] [from kṣānti > kṣam] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxv, 23.]

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Kshantishila 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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