Ksharashtaka, Kṣārāṣṭaka, Kshara-ashtaka: 2 definitions


Ksharashtaka 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 Kṣārāṣṭaka can be transliterated into English as Ksarastaka or Ksharashtaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kṣārāṣṭaka (क्षाराष्टक):—Combination of following eight sources of alkaline drugs; Palāsh(Butea frondosa), Apamarga(Achyranthes aspera), Tila(Sesamum indicum), Snuhi(Euphorbia neriifolia), Arka(Calotropis procera), Chincha(Tamarindus indica), Yavakshar, Sajjikshar

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ksharashtaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣārāṣṭaka (क्षाराष्टक).—Name of a collection of eight articles [Mar. पळस (paḷasa) (Butea frondose), निवडुंग (nivaḍuṃga) (Cactus Indicus), सर्जी (sarjī) (Saltpetre), चिंच (ciṃca) (Tamarind), आघाडा (āghāḍā) (Achryanthes Aspara), रुई, तिलनाल, जव (ruī, tilanāla, java) (Nitrate of Potash).

Derivable forms: kṣārāṣṭakam (क्षाराष्टकम्).

Kṣārāṣṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣāra and aṣṭaka (अष्टक).

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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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