Kshapana, aka: Kṣapaṇa; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Kṣapaṇa can be transliterated into English as Ksapana or Kshapana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—(c) a southern kingdom.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 56.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—A Bauddha mendicant.
-ṇam 1 Defilement, impurity (aśauca); सब्रह्मचारिण्येकाहमतीते क्षपणं स्मृतम् (sabrahmacāriṇyekāhamatīte kṣapaṇaṃ smṛtam) Ms.5.71.
2) Destroying, suppressing, expelling.
3) Fasting; चतुर्थभक्तक्षपणं वैश्ये शूद्रे विधीयते (caturthabhaktakṣapaṇaṃ vaiśye śūdre vidhīyate) Mb.13.16.13.
4) Abstinence, chastisement of the body.
Derivable forms: kṣapaṇaḥ (क्षपणः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—m., a member of some heretical (not Buddhist as BR state) sect: Mvy 3530. Perh. a Jaina; AMg. has khavaṇa, seemingly applied to Jains; the word is not recorded in Pali.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra (by Pāraskara)
Gautama Dharmasūtra (by Gautama)
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)