Kshititala, Kṣititala, Kshiti-tala: 7 definitions


Kshititala 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 term Kṣititala can be transliterated into English as Ksititala or Kshititala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kshititala in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kṣititala (क्षितितल) refers to the “surface of the earth”, according to the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, while describing Vṛkṣanātha’s entry into the world: “[...] (Then Vṛkṣanātha) went to the sacred seat of Oḍḍiyāna, an abode on the surface of the earth (kṣititala-nilaya). (He went to) Jālandhara, the mountains of Pūrṇa, the venerable Kāmākhya, called Supreme. (He went to) the city of the lord of the snakes in the root of the seven lower worlds, to mount Śrīśaila, to Mahendra, the city of the king of the gods, Rāvaṇa’s abode, the venerable Kailāsa and to Trikūṭa and (then finally to) the excellent mount Malaya and (in all these places) he sported (freely) as he desired. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṣititala (क्षितितल).—the surface of the earth. उत्खातं निधिशङ्कया क्षितितलं ध्माता गिरेर्धातवः (utkhātaṃ nidhiśaṅkayā kṣititalaṃ dhmātā girerdhātavaḥ) Bhartṛhari 3.4.

Derivable forms: kṣititalam (क्षितितलम्).

Kṣititala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣiti and tala (तल).

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

Kṣititala (क्षितितल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. The region below the earth. 2. The surface of the earth. E. kṣiti, and tala beneath.

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

Kṣititala (क्षितितल).—[neuter] the surface of the earth.

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

Kṣititala (क्षितितल):—[=kṣiti-tala] [from kṣiti > kṣi] n. the surface of the earth, ground, [Pañcatantra; Bhartṛhari iii, 5]

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

Kṣititala (क्षितितल):—[kṣiti-tala] (laṃ) 1. n. Regions below the earth; the eath’s surface.

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Kshititala 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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