Kshatriyakula, Kshatriya-kula, Kṣatriyakula: 1 definition

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Kshatriyakula 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 Kṣatriyakula can be transliterated into English as Ksatriyakula or Kshatriyakula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam

Kṣatriyakula (क्षत्रियकुल) or simply Kṣatriya refers to the “warrior-family of snakes”, according to the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—[...] The specific distinguishing features, diet, place of dwelling, time of travel, direction of vision of each family are explained in detail. For example, main food of kṣatriyakula (“warrior” family) snakes will be rat, water and snow. They travel during noon time, reside in big buildings, walls, holy trees etc.

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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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