Kshudbhaya, Kṣudbhaya, Kshudh-bhaya: 2 definitions

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Kshudbhaya 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 Kṣudbhaya can be transliterated into English as Ksudbhaya or Kshudbhaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Kshudbhaya in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kṣudbhaya (क्षुद्भय) refers to “fear of hunger”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the lunar disc be of ashy colour, of sharp rays or red, or rayless, or red black, or appear broken there will be fear of hunger [i.e., kṣudbhaya], of war, of disease and of robbers. If the lunar disc should appear white and of the colour of the snow, of Kunda, of Kumuda and of crystal he brings prosperity on the land”.

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context information

Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha 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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshudbhaya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṣudbhaya (ಕ್ಷುದ್ಭಯ):—[noun] a feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by hunger or apprehension of absence of food.

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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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