Shushka, Śuṣkā, Śuṣka: 10 definitions



Shushka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śuṣkā and Śuṣka can be transliterated into English as Suska or Shushka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

1) Śuṣkā (शुष्का, “emaciated”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Mudreśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

2) Śuṣkā (शुष्का):—Sanskrit name of one of the thirty-two female deities of the Somamaṇḍala (second maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra) according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. These goddesses are situated on a ring of sixteen petals and represent the thirty-two syllables of the Aghoramantra. Each deity (including Śuṣkā) is small, plump and large-bellied. They can assume any form at will, have sixteen arms each, and are all mounted on a different animal.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śuṣka (शुष्क).—A Maharṣi who lived in the Gokarṇa temple. When Bhagīratha brought Gaṅgā from heaven to the earth, sea water began to rise and the temples situated near the sea were submerged. At that time Śuṣka went along with other Maharṣis to visit Paraśurāma at the Mahendra mountain. In response to Śuṣka’s prayer, Paraśurāma raised the submerged temples including the Gokarṇa temple, above the water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Śuṣka (शुष्क).—A sage who waited on Paraśurāma with other sages for the reclamation of Gokarṇa and insisted that an established rule may be broken for the sake of dharma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 57. 1, 23-4.

2) Śuṣkā (शुष्का).—See Śuṣkarevatī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 85.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śuṣka (शुष्क).—a (S) Dry; not wet, moist, succulent, or sappy. 2 fig. Dried and shrunken through sickness or fasting.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śuṣka (शुष्क).—a Dry. Fig. Dried and shrunken through sickness.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śuṣka (शुष्क).—p. p. [śuṣ-kta]

1) Dry, dried up; शाखायां शुष्कं करिष्यामि (śākhāyāṃ śuṣkaṃ kariṣyāmi) Mk.8.

2) Parched up, sear.

3) Shrivelled, shrunk up, emaciated.

4) Feigned, pretended, mock; कामिनः स्म कुरुते करभोरूर्हारि शुष्करुदितं च सुखेऽपि (kāminaḥ sma kurute karabhorūrhāri śuṣkaruditaṃ ca sukhe'pi) &Saute;i.1.69.

5) Empty, vain, useless, unproductive; M.2.

6) Groundless, causeless.

7) Offensive, harsh; तस्म नाकुशलं ब्रूयान्न शुष्कां गिरमीरयेत् (tasma nākuśalaṃ brūyānna śuṣkāṃ giramīrayet) Ms.11.35.

-ṣkam Anything dry (as wood, cowdung).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śuṣka (शुष्क).—mfn.

(-ṣkaḥ-ṣkā-ṣkaṃ) 1. Dry, dried. 2. Groundless, causeless. 3. Unproductive, unprofitable. 4. Emaciated, withered. 5. Feigned. 6. Offensive. E. śuṣ to dry, aff. kta, or Unadi aff. kak .

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

Śuṣka (शुष्क).—see śuṣ.

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

Śuṣka (शुष्क).—[adjective] dry, hard ([with] gir [feminine] hard speech); useless, vain; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Śuṣka (शुष्क):—[from śuṣ] 1. śuṣka mf(ā)n. dried, dried up, dry, arid, parched, shrivelled, emaciated, shrunk, withered, sere, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] useless, fruitless, groundless, vain, unprofitable, empty, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] mere, simple (See -gāna)

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man (a relative of Sukha-varman; cf. śuṣkaṭa-varman), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] n. (and m. [gana] ardharcādi) anything dry (e.g. dry wood, dry cow-dung etc.), [Ṛg-veda; Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra]

6) [from śuṣ] 2. śuṣka [Nominal verb] (only [infinitive mood] śuṣkitum) to become dry, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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