Kshobhya, Kṣōbhya, Kṣobhya: 7 definitions


Kshobhya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Kṣōbhya and Kṣobhya can be transliterated into English as Ksobhya or Kshobhya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kṣobhya (क्षोभ्य) refers to the “passive” state of Śiva, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—[...] Śiva is regarded as Para-Brahman, the equilibrium of the three guṇas. In this state the Puruṣa exists within Himself as it were and this is also called the state of Prakṛtapralaya. From this state of Unmanifestedness God begins to assert Himself as God and enters into Prakṛti and Puruṣa by His own inner intimate contact. This existence of God may be compared with the sex-impulse in man or woman which exists within them and manifests itself only as a creative impulse although remaining one and the same with them all the while. It is for this reason that God is regarded as both passive (kṣobhya) and dynamic (kṣobhaka). It is therefore said that God behaves as prakṛti. by self contraction and dilatation From the disturbed prakṛti and the puruṣa sprang up the seed of mahat, which is of the nature of both pradhāna and puruṣa.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics (Mahayana)

Kṣobhya (क्षोभ्य) refers to a “hundred-quadrillion” (100,000,000,000,000,000) in a list of numeral denominations, according to the Lalitavistara-sūtra, a well-known Buddhist work of the first century B.C.—Accordingly, “The mathematician Arjuna asked the Bodhisattva, ‘O young man, do you know the counting which goes beyond the koṭi on the centesimal scale? Bodhisattva: I know. Arjuna: How does the counting proceed beyond the koṭi on the centesimal scale? Bodhisattva: [hundred vivaras are called kṣobhya, hundred kṣobhyas are called vivāha, ...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣōbhya (क्षोभ्य).—a S (Possible or likely) to be agitated, excited, or vehemently stirred.

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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

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

Kṣobhya (क्षोभ्य):—[from kṣubh] mfn. to be agitated or disturbed (ifc.), [Kathāsaritsāgara lv, 120.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṣobhya (क्षोभ्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Chobbha.

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Kshobhya 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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