Kshirada, Kṣīrāda, Kshira-ada: 5 definitions


Kshirada means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Kṣīrāda can be transliterated into English as Ksirada or Kshirada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Kṣīrāda (क्षीराद) refers to “one sucking milk”, according to the Vāruṇī Pūjā [i.e., Varuni Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ in the mandala a passion called vajra, a milky ocean of the fluid Kha, By the idea of churning in ambrosia, in the beautiful ocean of sucking milk (kṣīrāda), In that arises the goddess of liquor, a beautiful pleasurable virgin, The same color as the rising sun, equally splendid as red lacquer”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣīrāda (क्षीराद).—an infant, a sucking child.

Derivable forms: kṣīrādaḥ (क्षीरादः).

Kṣīrāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and ada (अद).

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

Kṣīrada (क्षीरद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) What gives or yields milk. E. kṣīra. and da what gives.

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Kṣīrāda (क्षीराद).—m.

(-daḥ) An infant at the breast. E. kṣīra, and ada who feeds.

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

1) Kṣīrada (क्षीरद):—[=kṣīra-da] [from kṣīra] mfn. milk-giving, (anything) that yields milk, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Kṣīrāda (क्षीराद):—[from kṣīra] m. ‘sucking milk’, an infant at the breast, sucking child, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

1) Kṣīrada (क्षीरद):—[kṣīra-da] (daḥ-dā-daṃ) a. Yielding milk.

2) Kṣīrāda (क्षीराद):—[kṣīrā+da] (daḥ) 1. m. An infant.

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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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