Aikshvaki, aka: Aikṣvākī, Aikṣvāki; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Aikṣvākī and Aikṣvāki can be transliterated into English as Aiksvaki or Aikshvaki, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aikṣvāki (ऐक्ष्वाकि).—Wife of Suhotra who was a son of Emperor, Bhumanyu. Suhotra had three sons by Aikṣvāki. They were Ajamīḍha, Sumīḍha and Purumiḍha. (See Chapter 94 of Ādi Parva of the Mahābhārata).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Aikṣvākī (ऐक्ष्वाकी).—The queen of Jantu. Her son was Śūra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 45; 46. 1.

1b) Married Anādhṛṣṭi. Her son was Śatrughna.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 24.

1c) The wife of Purūdvaha, son of Satva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 47.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aikṣvākī (ऐक्ष्वाकी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.26). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aikṣvākī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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