Kshayakara, Kṣayakara, Kshaya-kara: 10 definitions


Kshayakara 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 Kṣayakara can be transliterated into English as Ksayakara or Kshayakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Kshayakara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kṣayakara (क्षयकर) refers to “that which brings deaths and decay”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The first year of the next yuga sacred to Indrāgni is known as Paridhāvi; the remaining years are—Pramādin, Ānanda, Rākṣasa and Anala. In the year Paridhāvi the Madhyadeśa will suffer and the ruling princes will perish, there will be slight rain and fear from fire; in the year Pramādi mankind will be disposed to be inactive; villagers will be at strife; red flowers and red seed will be destroyed. In the next year mankind will be happy. In the years Rākṣasa and Anala there will be deaths and decay [i.e., kṣayakara] in the land; in Rākṣasa again the summer crops will thrive and in Anala there will be fear from fire and much suffering in the land”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṣayakara (क्षयकर).—(also kṣayaṃkara) a. causing decay or destruction, ruinous.

Kṣayakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣaya and kara (कर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣayakara (क्षयकर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) 1. Destroying, terminating. Liberating. from existence. E. kṣaya, and kara who makes.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣayakara (क्षयकर).—[adjective] making an end, destroying (—°).

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

1) Kṣayakara (क्षयकर):—[=kṣaya-kara] [from kṣaya > kṣi] mfn. ifc. causing destruction or ruin, destructive, terminating, [Mahābhārata ii, 2494; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] liberating from existence, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] perhaps for kṣayi-kala (said of the moon ‘the portions of which are waning’), [Cāṇakya]

4) [v.s. ...] m., Name of the 49th year of the sixty years' Bṛhaspati cycle, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣayakara (क्षयकर):—[kṣaya-kara] (raḥ-rī-raṃ) a. Destroying.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṣayakara (क्षयकर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khayaṃkara.

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Kshayakara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshayakara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṣayakara (ಕ್ಷಯಕರ):—[adjective] consuming or tending to consume; destructive or wasteful; consumptive.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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