Alakshi, Ālakṣi, Alakṣin, Alakṣī, Alakshin: 5 definitions


Alakshi 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 terms Ālakṣi and Alakṣin and Alakṣī can be transliterated into English as Alaksi or Alakshi or Alaksin or Alakshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Alakṣin (अलक्षिन्) (Cf. Alakṣiṇī) refers to “she who is imperceptible” (or, “devoid of (phenomenal) characteristics” [?]), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “I am that sleeping serpent and, as is proper, (my) form is (both) divine and human. (I am) the Bliss of Stillness, incomparable, Anāmā, who is Parāparā. (I am) Aparā the energy Kaulinī and Parā who, devoid of (phenomenal) characteristics, is imperceptible [i.e., alakṣiṇīnirlakṣālakṣiṇī]. I am that goddess Kubjikā. I am the crooked (goddess). I am the one with the lion’s look and I am the one whose vehicle is Śiva”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ālakṣi (आलक्षि).—a. [lakṣ-in] Knowing, seeing.

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

Ālakṣi (आलक्षि):—[=ā-lakṣi] [from ā-lakṣ] mf(ī)n. beholding, seeing, ([gana] gaurādi, [Pāṇini 4-1, 41.])

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Alakshi 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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