Kshuttrisha, Kshudh-trisha, Kṣuttṛṣa: 3 definitions

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Kshuttrisha 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 Kṣuttṛṣa can be transliterated into English as Ksuttrsa or Kshuttrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kshuttrisha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kṣuttṛṣa (क्षुत्तृष) refers to “(cessation of) thirst and hunger”, and represents one of the various signs and paranormal powers (siddhi) experienced by the Yoga practicioner, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise (presented in the form of a dialogue between Īśvara and Vāmadeva).—The last fifty-two verses of the Amanaska’s first chapter describe a temporal sequence of psychosomatic signs and paranormal powers (siddhi) brought about by absorption (laya). [...] It informs practitioners of the initial experiences they may have while immersed in absorption [e.g., cessation of thirst and hunger], and thus provides them with some idea of their progress in the practice, [...]. On cessation of thirst and hunger (kṣutpipāsā or kṣuttṛṣa), the Yogabīja 142; Amaraughaśāsana 3.1; Śivasaṃhitā 5.60; Śāṇḍilyopaniṣat 3.13, etc.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kshuttrisha in Ayurveda glossary

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Kṣuttṛṣā (क्षुत्तृषा) refers to “hunger and thirst” and is a symptom of a (venemous) bite caused by the Bhayānaka rats, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—[Cf. bhayānakasya vaivarṇyaṃ śirorukkṣuttṛṣā kaphaḥ]

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kshuttrisha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṣuttṛṣa (क्षुत्तृष) refers to “hunger and thirst”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “O great sage, when the Asura Tāraka was killed by Skanda, the son of Śiva, his three sons performed austerities. [...] In the autumn they controlled their hunger and thirst (kṣuttṛṣa). All good foodstuffs, steady, wholesome, and viscid, fruits, roots and beverages they distributed among the hungry. They themselves remained like stones. In the early winter they remained on top of the mountain with fortitude, unsupported in any of the four quarters. [...]”.

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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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