Shashkuli, Śaṣkulī, Śaṣkuli, Śaskulī, Shaskuli, Sashkuli: 11 definitions

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Shashkuli means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Śaṣkulī and Śaṣkuli and Śaskulī can be transliterated into English as Saskuli or Shashkuli or Shaskuli, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Śaṣkulī (शष्कुली) is a Sanskrit word referring to a preparation of “butter-baked bread” or “sweetmeats made with milk, sugar and sesamum”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Shashkuli in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

1) Śaṣkuli (शष्कुलि) refers to a type of rice-preparation, according to the Mahābhārata Anuśāsanaparva 107.65, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The discussions on rice can be seen only in post-Ṛgvedic literature. [...] Of the rice preparations śaṣkuli is the referred to in Mahābhārata.

2) Śaṣkuli (शष्कुलि) is the name of “wheat dish” having Samita as its base ingredient, as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana). (Ingredients of Śaṣkulī): samita and ghee. (Cooking instructions): Mix the samita flour with ghee and knead it thoroughly. Fry the samita balls in ghee. The resulting preparation is called as śaṣkulī.

Śaṣkuli is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., śaṣkuli]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., kaṇāmūla] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Saṣkuli (सष्कुलि):—Prepared by paste of rice together with the sesamum seeds fried with oil.

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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»] — Shashkuli in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śaṣkulī (शष्कुली) refers to “baked cakes” (suitable for a marriage ceremony)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] Then he began collecting foodstuffs and other requisite articles intended for the performance of the marriage. [...] Mountainous masses of rice, beaten rice, jaggery, sugar candies and salt were heaped up. He caused huge tanks and receptacles built for milk, ghee and curds as well as for fried flour cakes of barley and other grains and ball-like sweets. Big tanks and receptacles were made for the nectar, sugarcane juice, baked cakes (śaṣkulī), and the sugar candies. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: BDK Tripiṭaka: The Susiddhikara-sūtra

Śaṣkulī (शष्कुली) refers to one of the various types of cakes mentioned in Chapter 12 (“offering food”) of the Susiddhikara-sūtra. Accordingly, “Offer [viz., śaṣkulī cakes], [...]. Cakes such as the above are either made with granular sugar or made by mixing in ghee or sesamum oil. As before, take them in accordance with the family in question and use them as offerings; if you offer them up as prescribed, you will quickly gain success. [...]”.

When you wish to offer food [viz., śaṣkulī cakes], first cleanse the ground, sprinkle scented water all around, spread out on the ground leaves that have been washed clean, such as lotus leaves, palāśa (dhak) leaves, and leaves from lactescent trees, or new cotton cloth, and then set down the oblatory dishes. [...] First smear and sprinkle the ground and then spread the leaves; wash your hands clean, rinse out your mouth several times, swallow some water, and then you should set down the food [viz., śaṣkulī]. [...]

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shashkuli in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṣkulī (शष्कुली).—

1) The orifice of the ear, auditory passage; तथापि कर्णशष्कुल्यवच्छिन्नः सन् (tathāpi karṇaśaṣkulyavacchinnaḥ san) (ākāśaḥ) शब्दग्राहक- श्रोत्रेन्द्रियात्मकः (śabdagrāhaka- śrotrendriyātmakaḥ) Tarka K.; अवलम्बितकर्णशष्कुलीकलसीकं रचयन्न- वोचत (avalambitakarṇaśaṣkulīkalasīkaṃ racayanna- vocata) N.2.8; Y.3.96.

2) A kind of baked cake; संयावापूपशष्कुल्यः सर्वदोहश्च गृह्यताम् (saṃyāvāpūpaśaṣkulyaḥ sarvadohaśca gṛhyatām) Bhāgavata 1.24.26; Y.1. 173; Gaṇeśa P.49. (verses 47-51).

3) Rice-gruel.

4) A disease of the ear.

5) A sort of fish.

See also (synonyms): śaskulī.

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

Śaṣkuli (शष्कुलि).—[feminine] the orifice of the ear or auditory passage; also a kind of food or meal.

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Śaṣkulī (शष्कुली).—[feminine] the orifice of the ear or auditory passage; also a kind of food or meal.

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

1) Śaṣkuli (शष्कुलि):—[from śaṣkula] f. the orifice of the ear, auditory passage, [Yājñavalkya; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease of the ear, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] a large round cake (composed of ground rice, sugar, and sesamum, and cooked in oil; also written śask), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a sort of fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Pongamia Glabra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] rice-gruel or barley-water, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) Śaṣkulī (शष्कुली):—[from śaṣkula] f. the orifice of the ear, auditory passage, [Yājñavalkya; Suśruta]

8) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease of the ear, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

9) [v.s. ...] a large round cake (composed of ground rice, sugar, and sesamum, and cooked in oil; also written śask), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] a sort of fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] Pongamia Glabra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] rice-gruel or barley-water, [Horace H. Wilson]

13) Śaskulī (शस्कुली):—śaspiñjara See śaṣk, śaṣp, p. 1060, col. 3.

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

Śaṣkuli (शष्कुलि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sakkuli.

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Shashkuli 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Śaṣkuli (ಶಷ್ಕುಲಿ):—

1) [noun] a hole made in the lobe of the ear.

2) [noun] a kind of coiled, crisp cake made of the flours of rice, different pulses, spices by frying in oil or ghee.

3) [noun] a kind of rice gruel.

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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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