Kshiraudana, Kṣīraudana, Kshira-odana: 8 definitions


Kshiraudana 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 Kṣīraudana can be transliterated into English as Ksiraudana or Kshiraudana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

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

Kṣīraudana (क्षीरौदन) refers to “milk boiled rice”, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The discussions on rice can be seen only in post-Ṛgvedic literature. [...] Parivāpa and Puroḍāśa are the Vedic offerings made from rice. Parivāpa is prepared from parched rice fried in butter. Puroḍāśa is a rice-cake. The term odana has been used even from the Vedic period to signify the boiled rice. Atharvaveda refers to the milk boiled rice as kṣīra-odana. [...] Towards the period of Upaniṣads, different varieties of food items were prepared with rice and are named as [...] kṣīraudana (cooked rice mixed with milk), [...] Thus we can say that the Upaniṣadic people have done varieties of experimentations of rice and are aware about the different rice preparations.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Kṣīraudana (क्षीरौदन)—One of the food-preparations mentioned in the Ṛg-veda.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Kṣīraudana (क्षीरौदन) refers to a “preparation of milk”, according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [...] Even the sea may overflow its shore, but his auspicious word ‘Rain’ fails not; nay, he must sustain himself on the three sweets, ghee, honey and sugar, and by rice, sugar, milk (kṣīraudana), etc., joined with all virtues of character, and repeat this; so it must needs be effectual, according to the word of the Lord of Speakers. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣīraudana (क्षीरौदन).—rice boiled with milk; क्षीरौ- दनं पाचयित्वा (kṣīrau- danaṃ pācayitvā) Bṛ. Up.3.4.14.

Derivable forms: kṣīraudanaḥ (क्षीरौदनः).

Kṣīrdana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and odana (ओदन).

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

Kṣīraudana (क्षीरौदन).—m. rice boiled with milk, Mahābhārata 13, 947. Guḍodana (sic instead of ºḍauº), i. e.

Kṣīraudana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and odana (ओदन).

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

1) Kṣīraudana (क्षीरौदन):—[from kṣīra] m. ([Pāṇini 2-1, 34; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) rice boiled with milk, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ii, 5, 3, 4]

2) [v.s. ...] [xi, 5, 7, 5]

3) [v.s. ...] [xiv] (raudana), [Kauśika-sūtra; Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kshiraudana 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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