Kshitija, aka: Kṣitija, Kshiti-ja, Kṣitijā; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Kṣitija and Kṣitijā can be transliterated into English as Ksitija or Kshitija, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Kṣitija (क्षितिज).—1. Mars. 2. Horizon (kṣitija vṛtta). Note: Kṣitija is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Kṣitijā (क्षितिजा).—(also known as kṣitijyā) Earth-sine. The distance between the rising-setting line and the line joining the points of intersection of the diurnal circle and the six o'clock circle, or the R sine thereof. Note: Kṣitijā is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kṣitija (क्षितिज) refers to a “tree”, as mentioned in a list of twenty-five synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Kṣitija] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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

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kṣitija (क्षितिज).—n S The horizon (rational).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣitija (क्षितिज).—n The horizon.

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

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Kṣitija (क्षितिज).—

1) a tree; गिरिप्रकाशान् क्षिति- जान् भञ्जेयमनिलो यथा (giriprakāśān kṣiti- jān bhañjeyamanilo yathā) Mb.7.197.19.

2) an earth worm.

3) the planet Mars.

4) Name of the demon Naraka killed by Viṣṇu. Śi.8.15.

-jam the horizon.

- an epithet of Sītā.

Derivable forms: kṣitijaḥ (क्षितिजः).

Kṣitija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣiti and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): kṣitiruha, kṣitisuta.

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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