Alatakshi, Alātākṣī: 5 definitions


Alatakshi 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 Alātākṣī can be transliterated into English as Alataksi or Alatakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Alatakshi in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Alātākṣī (अलाताक्षी).—A woman in the service of Skanda. (Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 43, Stanza 8).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Alātākṣī (अलाताक्षी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.8). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Alātākṣī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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»] — Alatakshi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Alātākṣī (अलाताक्षी):—[from alāta] f. ‘having fiery eyes’, Name of one of the mothers in Skanda’s retinue, [Mahābhārata ix, 2626.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Alatakshi 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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