Kshirayashtika, Kṣīrayaṣṭika, Kṣīrayaṣṭikā, Kshira-yashtika: 6 definitions


Kshirayashtika 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 terms Kṣīrayaṣṭika and Kṣīrayaṣṭikā can be transliterated into English as Ksirayastika or Kshirayashtika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kshirayashtika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kṣīrayaṣṭikā (क्षीरयष्टिका) 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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshirayashtika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣīrayaṣṭika (क्षीरयष्टिक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A dish of liquorice and milk. E. kṣīra, and yaṣṭika made of liquorice.

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

Kṣīrayaṣṭika (क्षीरयष्टिक):—[=kṣīra-yaṣṭika] [from kṣīra] m. (for -ṣāṣṭika?) a dish of liquorice and milk, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Kṣīrayaṣṭika (क्षीरयष्टिक):—[kṣīra-yaṣṭika] (kaṃ) 1. n. A dish of liquorice and milk mixed.

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Kshirayashtika 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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