Kshatodara, Kṣatodara, Kshata-udara: 5 definitions

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Kshatodara 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 Kṣatodara can be transliterated into English as Ksatodara or Kshatodara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Kṣatodara (क्षतोदर) refers to “ulcer in the belly” and represents one of the eight types of udararoga (“diseases affecting the belly”) according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 6). Accordingly, “[...] nails, thorns, or such other prickly or pointed substances, taken with food or otherwise found their way inwards, may pierce the intestines and stick to them, causing a profuse discharge, from those places, of watery substance which accumulates in the abdomen below the navel and passes often through the rectum causing an intense pain”.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣatodara (क्षतोदर).—dysentery.

Derivable forms: kṣatodaram (क्षतोदरम्).

Kṣatodara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣata and udara (उदर).

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

Kṣatodara (क्षतोदर):—[from kṣata > kṣan] n. injury of the bowels by any indigestive substance, flux, dysentery, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kshatodara 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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