Kshiravriksha, Kshira-vriksha, Kṣīravṛkṣa: 12 definitions

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Kshiravriksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kṣīravṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Ksiravrksa or Kshiravriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (e.g. Kṣīravṛkṣa) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष) refers to the “peepal tree” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—The food-utensils that are made of Kṣīravṛkṣa-patra (peepal tree leaf) have the following dietetic effects: tṛṣṇā dāhāsrapittanut (removes thirst, burning sensation and bleeding disorders).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshiravriksha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष).—m (S) A common term for the trees or shrubs which contain milky sap; as vaḍa, ruī, sābarī, cāmpā, umbara, śēra &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष).—m Trees having milk, sap.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष).—

1) Name of the four trees न्यग्रोध, उदुम्बर, अश्वत्थ (nyagrodha, udumbara, aśvattha) and मधूक (madhūka).

2) the glomerous fig-tree.

Derivable forms: kṣīravṛkṣaḥ (क्षीरवृक्षः).

Kṣīravṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).

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

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) Glomerous fig tree, (Ficus glomerata;) also uḍumbara. E. kṣīra, milk. and bṛkṣa a tree, the leaves and bark yielding a white milky juice.

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

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष).—m. the glomerous fig-tree, Ficus glomerata, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 54, 23.

Kṣīravṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).

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

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष).—[masculine] milktree (E of [several] kinds of [figuratively]).

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

1) Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष):—[=kṣīra-vṛkṣa] [from kṣīra] m. = -taru, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] a common Name for the 4 trees nyagrodha, udumbara (the glomerous fig-tree, [Śakuntalā iv; Suśruta]) aśvattha, and madhūka, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] = -gucchaphala, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष):—(kṣīra + vṛkṣa) m.

1) Ficus glomerata (s. udumbara) [Ratnamālā 200.] [Jaṭādhara im Śabdakalpadruma] [Suśruta 1, 211, 12. 16. 220, 7. 238, 5. 369, 5. 2, 5, 5. 56, 12. 217, 4. 366, 4. 371, 6.] [Śākuntala 54, 23.] Nach [Bharata] = kṣīrikā, nach [Rājanirghaṇṭa] = rājādanī [Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) gemeins. Bez. der vier Bäume nyagrodha, udumbara, aśvattha und madhūka [Suśruta 1, 6, 18. 2, 14, 14.]

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Kṣīravṛkṣa (क्षीरवृक्ष):—

2) überh. ein Baum mit Milchsaft, = kṣīrataru [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 46, 24. 94, 11.]

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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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