Kshirasamudra, aka: Kṣīrasamudra, Kshira-samudra; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṣīrasamudra can be transliterated into English as Ksirasamudra or Kshirasamudra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Kṣīrasamudra (क्षीरसमुद्र).—See kṣīroda, and kṣīrābdhi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [65 (v) 24]; Matsya-purāṇa 249. 14 and 20.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kṣīrasamudra (क्षीरसमुद्र).—the sea of milk. यथा भगवता ब्रह्मन्मथितः क्षीरसागरः (yathā bhagavatā brahmanmathitaḥ kṣīrasāgaraḥ) Bhāg.8.5.11.

Derivable forms: kṣīrasamudraḥ (क्षीरसमुद्रः).

Kṣīrasamudra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and samudra (समुद्र). See also (synonyms): kṣīrasāgara.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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