Ajaikapada, Ajaikapāda, Aja-ekapada: 5 definitions
Ajaikapada 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ajaikapāda (अजैकपाद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajaikapāda) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ajaikapāda (अजैकपाद).—[ajasya chāgasya ekaḥ pāda iva pādo yasya] Name of one of the 11 Rudras, or of the asterism पूर्वाभाद्रपदा (pūrvābhādrapadā) presided over by that deity.
Derivable forms: ajaikapādaḥ (अजैकपादः).
Ajaikapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and ekapāda (एकपाद). See also (synonyms): ajaikapād.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) One of the eleven Rudras or deities so named, forms of Siva. Sometimes read aja ekapāda. E. aja Siva, eka one, and pāda a quarter a part.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ajaikapāda (अजैकपाद):—(daḥ) 1. m. One of the eleven Rudras or forms of Shiva.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ekapada, Aja.
Starts with: Ajaikapadadaivatya, Ajaikapadarksha.
Full-text: Ajapad, Ajaikapad, Ajaikapadarksha, Rudra, Ajapada.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 363 - Greatness of Ekādaśa-Rudra-Liṅga < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 277 - In Praise of Dāna Performed in front of Rudras < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2 - Śaivism: The Śiva-cult < [Chapter 4 - Religious aspects of the Matsyapurāṇa]
Rivers in Ancient India (study) (by Archana Sarma)
1(i). Sarasvatī and her association with other Gods and Goddesses < [Chapter 2 - The Rivers in the Saṃhitā Literature]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter VI - Re-incarnation of Daksha in the form of Prachetas < [Agastya Samhita]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CL < [Anusasanika Parva]
Section CXXIII < [Sambhava Parva]