Aikshvaku, Aikṣvāku: 4 definitions


Aikshvaku 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 Aikṣvāku can be transliterated into English as Aiksvaku or Aikshvaku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Aikshvaku in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aikṣvāku (ऐक्ष्वाकु).—Born in the family of Bṛhadbala and ending with Sumitra. Twenty-seven kings contemporaries of ten Śiśunāgas.1 These are Bṛhadbala, Urukṣaya, Vatsadroha, Prativyoma, Divākara, Sahadeva, Dhruvāśva, Pratīpāśva, Supratīpa, Marudeva, Sunakṣatra, Kinnarāśva, Antarikṣa, Suṣeṇa, Sumitra, Bṛhadrāja, Kṛtamjaya, Raṇejaya, Sañjaya, Śākya, Suddhaudana, Siddhārtha, Prasenajit, Kṣudraka, Kulaka, Suratha and Sumitra.2 Went with Devāpī to Kalāpagrāma: the future founders of Kṣatra in the 29th Caturyuga.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 104 & 136.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 271. 4-14.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 273. 56-7.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aikshvaku in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aikṣvāku (ऐक्ष्वाकु):—[from aikṣvāka] [Epic] for aikṣvāka above.

[Sanskrit to German]

Aikshvaku 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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