Kshiraprakara, Kṣīraprakāra, Kshira-prakara: 1 definition


Kshiraprakara 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 Kṣīraprakāra can be transliterated into English as Ksiraprakara or Kshiraprakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kṣīraprakāra (क्षीरप्रकार) refers to a sweet preparation with milk (kṣīra) according to the Agnipurāṇa (164.10), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to Ayurvedic treatises, milk was considered a complete diet and is recommended as the most nourishing food (see Bhelasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna XXVIII.17-18). [...] Agnipurāṇa describes certain sweet preparations such as kṣīraprakāra, kṣīravaṭa and kṣīrayaṣṭikā wherein milk is the principal ingredient. [...] Kṣīraprakāra which is similar to rasgulla according to Om Prakash is referred to in Mānasollāsa.

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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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