Kshurika, Kṣurikā: 6 definitions


Kshurika 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 Kṣurikā can be transliterated into English as Ksurika or Kshurika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Kṣurikā (क्षुरिका) or Kṣurikāstra refers to a “razor”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3-18.—Accordingly, “[...] But that initiation which [is performed] after [all experiences that] need to be experienced have waned, that is the piṇḍapātikā (i.e. which causes the dropping of the body). [The Ācārya] should take hold [of the soul] through yoga and expel it with the razor (kṣurikā-astra) and other fierce mantras in order to bring its union [with the deity] through the highest fusion. For this is the [initiation which] bestows liberation immediately”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣurikā (क्षुरिका).—

1) A knife, dagger; पार्थस्य निहतस्याङ्गे सोक्षिपत्क्षुरिकां ततः (pārthasya nihatasyāṅge sokṣipatkṣurikāṃ tataḥ) Rāj. T.5.438.

2) A small razor.

See also (synonyms): kṣurī.

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

Kṣurikā (क्षुरिका).—i. e. kṣura + ka, f. A dagger, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 437.

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

1) Kṣurikā (क्षुरिका):—[from kṣuraka > kṣur] a f. (cf. churikā) a knife, dagger, [Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 437; Kathāsaritsāgara liv, 40]

2) [v.s. ...] a small razor, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] a sort of earthen vessel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] = kṣura-pattrikā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] b (f. of raka q.v.)

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

Kṣurikā (क्षुरिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Churiā, Churigā.

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Kshurika 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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