Kshudha, Kṣudhā: 16 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kṣudhā can be transliterated into English as Ksudha or Kshudha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा, “Hunger”):—One of the names of Mahāsarasvatī (sattva-form of Mahādevī). Mahākālī is one of the three primary forms of Devī. Not to be confused with Kālī, she is a more powerful cosmic aspect (vyaṣṭi) of Devi and represents the guṇa (universal energy) named tamas. For reference, see the Devī Māhātmya, a Sanskrit work from the 5th century, incorporated into the Mārkaṇḍeya-Purāṇa.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा) refers to “hunger” and is used to describe Goddess Umā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] you are sleep in all living beings; you are hunger (i.e., kṣudhā), satiety, thirst, splendour, brilliance and contentment. You are the delighter of every one for ever. To those who perform meritorious actions you are the goddess of fortune. To the sinners you are the eldest sister, the deity of Ignominy; you are peace for the universe, and the mother sustaining lives”.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा):—Hunger, an uneasy sensation occasioned by the lack of food
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा, “hunger”) refers to one of the hardships (parīṣaha), or “series of trials hard to endure” according to the Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 10.1 (Incarnation as Nandana). While practicing penance for a lac of years, Muni Nandana also endured a series of trials hard to endure (e.g., kṣudhā). Nandana is the name of a king as well as one of Mahāvīra’s previous births.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kṣudhā (क्षुधा).—f (S) Hunger.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kṣudhā (क्षुधा).—f Hunger. kṣudhita p Hungered, hungry.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा).—f. [kṣudhā],
1) Hunger; सीदति क्षुधा (sīdati kṣudhā) Ms.7.134,4.187.
See also (synonyms): kṣud.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhā) Hunger. E. kṣudh to be hungry, affixes aṅ and ṭāp.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा).—[kṣudh + ā], f. Hunger, Pañc 88, 4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा).—[feminine] the same; kara causing hunger.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kṣudhā (क्षुधा):—[from kṣudh] f. ([gana] ajādi, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 40]) idem, [Nalopākhyāna; Pañcatantra]
2) [v.s. ...] a mystical Name of the letter y, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kṣudha (क्षुध):—(ya, ḷ, au) kṣudhyati 4. a. To be hungry, to suffer hunger.
2) Kṣudhā (क्षुधा):—(dhā) 1. f. Idem.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kṣudha (क्षुध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Chudha.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kṣudhā (क्षुधा):—(nf) appetite, hunger; ~[rta/—pīḍita] hungry, famished.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+15): Kshudhabhava, Kshudhabhijanana, Kshudhadhvamsa, Kshudhakanta, Kshudhakara, Kshudhakranta, Kshudhakshama, Kshudhakushala, Kshudhallu, Kshudhalu, Kshudhamara, Kshudhanasha, Kshudhanashana, Kshudhanidhi, Kshudhanivritti, Kshudhanvita, Kshudhapidita, Kshudhapipasita, Kshudhaposhaka, Kshudhapravodhana.
Full-text (+24): Kshudhashanti, Kshudhabhijanana, Kshudhadhvamsa, Kshudhapidita, Kshudhakara, Kshudhamara, Kshudhakushala, Kshudhartta, Kshudhalu, Kshudhavishta, Kshudhanvita, Kshudharta, Kshudhavat, Uttejaka, Kshudhanashana, Kshudh, Kshudharddita, Kshudhardita, Kshudhasagara, Chudha.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 9.16 - The afflictions caused by the feeling karmas < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Verse 9.8 - Definition of parīṣaha (afflictions) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Verse 9.9 - The twenty-two kinds of afflications (parīṣaha) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XL - Maheshvara worship < [Agastya Samhita]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 7.134 < [Section XI - Customs-Duties]
Verse 11.21 < [Section II - The Brāhmaṇa’s Responsibilities and Privileges regarding Sacrificial Performances]
Verse 4.187 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.8.43 < [Chapter 8 - The Manifestation of Opulences]
Verse 3.5.462 < [Chapter 5 - The Pastimes of Nityānanda]
Verse 1.6.105 < [Chapter 6 - The Lord Begins Studying and His Childhood Mischief]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)