Akuti, Ākūti, Akūti: 9 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ākūti (आकूति) is one of the three daughters of Svāyambhuvamanu and Śatarūpā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] He (Svāyambhuva Manu) begot of her (Śatarūpā) two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and three daughters Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti, all of them very famous. He gave Ākūti in marriage to Ruci and the middle one to Kardama. He gave Prasūti the younger sister of Uttānapāda in marriage to Dakṣa. Their sons and progeny are spread over the world both mobile and immobile. [...] Ruci begot of Ākūti the couple Yajña and Dakṣiṇā. Twelve sons were born of Yajña and Dakṣiṇā. [...] Thus according to their own actions and at the bidding of Śiva innumerable famous brahmins were born out of the various living beings”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ākūti (आकूति).—Wife of Ruciprajāpati. Brahmā’s son Svāyambhuva Manu got of his wife Śatarūpā two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and two daughters Prasūti and Ākūti. Prasūti was married to Dakṣaprajāpati and Ākūti to Ruciprajāpati. Ākūti delivered twins named Yajña, a son, and Dakṣiṇā, a daughter. (Chapter 7, Vaṃśam 1, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ākūti (आकूति).—A daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu (Vairāja, Vāyu-purāṇa) and Śatarūpā. Wife of Ruci. From her Hari manifested himself for imparting dharma and jñāna. Gave birth to twins—a son and a daughter by putrikādharma. These were Yajña and Dakṣiṇā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 12; III. 12. 55-56; IV. 1. 1-4; VIII. 1. 5; II. 7. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 113; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 17-9; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 58; II. 9. 42-43; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 18-19.

1b) The queen of Sarvatejas and mother of Manu Cākṣuṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 15.

1c) A Jayādeva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 6; 4. 2; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 6.

1d) The twenty-fourth kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 55.

1e) Became twins in the ākūti kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 55-56.

1f) A son of Brahman with a mantraśarīra*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 4-5.

1g) The mother of Yajña, the mindborn son in the first epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 36.

2) Akūti (अकूति).—The wife of Pṛthusena and mother of Nakta.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 6.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ākūti (आकूति) is the name of one of the two daughters of Manu-svāyaṃbhuva and Śatarūpā, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] By penance Śatarūpā got Manu as her husband. As a result two sons—Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and two daughters—Ākūti and Prasūti were born. [...] Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākūti (आकूति).—f. [ā-kū-bhāve-ktin]

1) Intention; wish, desire; आकूतिः सत्या मनसो मे अस्तु (ākūtiḥ satyā manaso me astu) Rv.1.128.4; आकूतीनां च चित्तीनां प्रवर्तकः (ākūtīnāṃ ca cittīnāṃ pravartakaḥ) Mb. °पर (para) a. accomplishing one's own intentions.

2) An organ of action (karmendriya); चेतोभिराकूति- भिरातनोति निरङ्कुशं कुशलं चेतरं वा (cetobhirākūti- bhirātanoti niraṅkuśaṃ kuśalaṃ cetaraṃ vā) Bhāg.5.11.4.

3) An action; चेत आकूतिरूपाय नमो वाचो विभूतये (ceta ākūtirūpāya namo vāco vibhūtaye) Bhāg. 4.24.44.

4) Name of a Kalpa; Vāyu P.

Derivable forms: ākūtiḥ (आकूतिः).

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

Ākūti (आकूति).—[ā-kū + ti] (see the last), f. Intention, Mahābhārata 3, 15539.

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

1) Ākūti (आकूति):—[=ā-kūti] [from ā-kū] f. intention, wish, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (personified), [Atharva-veda vi, 131, 2]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Manu Svāyambhuva and of Śatarūpā, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Pṛthuṣeṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Kalpa, [Vāyu-purāṇa ii.]

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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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