Kshubdha, Kṣubdha: 15 definitions


Kshubdha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Kṣubdha can be transliterated into English as Ksubdha or Kshubdha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kshubdh.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध) refers to a “churning-stick” (in kṣubdhācalaḥ), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.61.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध) refers to the “agitation (of sexual desire)”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Parameśvara]:—[...] His heart is agitated (kṣubdha-hṛdaya) with sexual desire. His lotus face displays a faint smile. This is how the Yogin should visualise his body for a long time, as transformed into Śiva. All his limbs are perfumed with sandal, aloe, camphor, musk and saffron. He has a beautiful face. He is surrounded by millions of gem islands, in a chamber on a fine bed”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध) refers to “agitation” (of the vital airs), according to the Mokṣopāya (verse 5.54.4-5, 9 and 16).—Accordingly, “When the first part of Om whose [entire] length consists of three and a half parts, was [articulated] as a clear sound by which the body quivered because the vital airs were slightly agitated (manāk-kṣubdha), the process of expelling the vital airs, [which is] called Recaka, made the whole body empty, just as Agastya drank [all] the water [and made] the ocean [empty]...”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध).—p (S) kṣubhita p S Stirred, agitated, excited, commoved, lit. fig.

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

kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध).—p Stirred, agitated.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध).—p. p.

1) Agitated, shaken, unsteady.

2) Disturbed.

3) Afraid.

-bdhaḥ A churning stick; शोभैव मन्दरः क्षुब्धक्षुभिताम्भोधिवर्णना (śobhaiva mandaraḥ kṣubdhakṣubhitāmbhodhivarṇanā) Śiśupālavadha 2.17.

2) A particular mode of sexual enjoyment.

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

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध).—mfn.

(-bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) 1. Agitated, tossed, stirred. 2. Agitated mentally, anxicus, disturbed. m.

(-bdhaḥ) The churning stick. E. kṣubh to stir, to agitate, affix kta, form irr.

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

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध).—v. seq.

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

1) Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध):—[from kṣubh] mfn. agitated, shaken, [Mahābhārata iii, 12544]

2) [v.s. ...] expelled (as a king), [Pāṇini 7-2, 18; Siddhānta-kaumudī]

3) [v.s. ...] agitated (mentally), excited, disturbed (in [compound] with citta or manas), [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] m. the churning-stick, [Pāṇini 7-2, 18]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of coitus.

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

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध):—(bdhaḥ) 1. m. A churning-stick. a. Agitated, disturbed.

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

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khauria, Khuddha.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kṣubdha (क्षुब्ध) [Also spelled kshubdh]:—(a) agitated; excited, unquiet.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṣubdha (ಕ್ಷುಬ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] moved, shaken or agitated vehemently.

2) [noun] mentally agitated or upset; disturbed or troubled greatly.

3) [noun] full of commotion or wild disorder; as marked by or causing turmoil; unruly or boisterous.

4) [noun] raged; furious.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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