Akampana, Ākampana: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Akampana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Akampana (अकम्पन).—(A mighty warrior among the demons). Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu in the following order: Viṣṇu-Brahmā-Heti-Vidyukeśa-Sukeśa Sumāli-Akampana. Other details. Sumāli married Ketumatī and got fourteen children. They were 1) Prahasta 2) Akampana 3) Vikaṭa 4) Kālakāmukha 5) Dhūmrāksa 6) Daṇḍa 7) Supārśvā 8) Sāṃhrāda 9) Prākvāta 10) Bhāsakarṇa 11) Vekā 12) Puṣpotkaṭā 13) Kaikasī and 14) Kumbhīnadī. Of these the last four are daughters. Prahasta was one of the ministers of Rāvaṇa. The thirteenth child Kaikasī was married to Viśravas, son of Pulastya. Viśravas got three sons and a daughter. They were Rāvaṇa, Kumbhakarṇa and Vibhīṣaṇa and Śūrpaṇakhā. It was Akampana who informed Rāvaṇa that Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa had killed his three allies, Khara, Dūṣaṇa and Triśiras (Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa). Death. Akampana fought a fierce battle with Hanūmān and in the end Hanūmān plucked a big tree and hit Akampana on the head with it and killed him. (Sarga 56, Yuddha Kāṇḍa of Rāmāyaṇa) (See full article at Story of Akampana from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Akampana (अकम्पन).—He was a king who lived in the Kṛtayuga. He had a son named Hari who was a fierce fighter. He was killed in a battle and the King became much depressed. Nārada consoled him with other stories and Vyāsa told this story to Dharmaputra when he found the latter greatly dejected and gloomy after the great battle was over. (Chapter 52, Droṇa Parva of Mahābhārata also makes mention of Akampana).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Akampana (अकम्पन).—A son of Khaśā and a Rākṣasa:1 an Asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7, 136; Vāyu-purāṇa 69, 167.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 161. 81.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Akampana in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Akampana (अकम्पन) is the father of Mandaradeva, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 110. Accordingly, “... and having reflected over the matter in his own mind, gave up the idea, and went to visit the kingly sage Akampana in the grove of ascetics. And when he reached that ascetic grove, it was crowded with great sages, engaged in contemplation, sitting in the posture called padmāsana, and so resembled the world of Brahmā. There he saw that aged Akampana, wearing matted hair and a deerskin, looking like a great tree resorted to by hermits.”.

2) Akampana (अकम्पन) is the name of a Daitya who participated in the war between the Asuras and the Devas, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 115. Accordingly, “... then Vidyuddhvaja arrived, and there took place between those two armies a great battle, in which it was difficult to distinguish between friend and foe. [...] and Akampana and his warriors [fought] with the Vidyādharas [...]”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Akampana, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Akampana (अकम्‍पन): Meaning (Unconquerable) - A rākshasa slain by Hanumaān at seize.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akampana (अकम्पन).—a. [na. ta.] Not shaking.

-naḥ Name of a Rākṣasa: Rām.

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Ākampana (आकम्पन).—a. Slightly shaking.

-nam Trembling motion, shaking.

Derivable forms: ākampanam (आकम्पनम्).

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

Ākampana (आकम्पन).—n.

(-naṃ) Shaking, trembling. E. āṅ before kapi to tremble, lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Akampana (अकम्पन):—m. Name of a prince

2) of a Rākṣasa.

3) Ākampana (आकम्पन):—[=ā-kampana] [from ā-kamp] n. idem, [Caraka]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Daitya, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Ākampana (आकम्पन):—[ā-kampana] (naṃ) 1. n. Trembling.

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

Akampana (अकम्पन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akaṃpaṇa, Ākaṃpaṇa.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Akaṃpaṇa (अकंपण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Akampana.

2) Ākaṃpaṇa (आकंपण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ākampana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akaṃpana (ಅಕಂಪನ):—[noun] the state of not moving either physically or mentally; firmness; stability.

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Ākaṃpana (ಆಕಂಪನ):—[noun] the act or condition of shaking as from cold, fear, excitement, etc; trembling; tremble; quiver.

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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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