Andakosha, aka: Āṇḍakośa, Anda-kosha, Aṇḍakoṣa; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Āṇḍakośa and Aṇḍakoṣa can be transliterated into English as Andakosa or Andakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Āṇḍakośa (आण्डकोश).—Comprised of sixteen vikāras and eight prakṛtis. 50 crores of yojanas in breadth in the interior. Outside encircled by seven sheaths of the earth and other elements.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 39-41; 20. 15; II. 1. 25.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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aṇḍakōśa (अंडकोश) [or अंडकोष, aṇḍakōṣa].—m (S) The scrotum: but, in popular apprehension, the scrotum and testicles. 2 (Abridged from brahmāṇḍakōṣa) The universe. Ex. bhāgīrathī aṃ0 phōḍūna ālī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṇḍakōśa (अंडकोश) [-ṣa, -ष].—m The scrotum. The universe.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Aṇḍakośa (अण्डकोश) or Aṇḍakoṣa (अण्डकोष).—[ṣa. ta.] the scrotum.

Derivable forms: aṇḍakośaḥ (अण्डकोशः), aṇḍakoṣaḥ (अण्डकोषः).

Aṇḍakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṇḍa and kośa (कोश). See also (synonyms): aṇḍakoṣaka.

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Āṇḍakośa (आण्डकोश).—An egg.

Derivable forms: āṇḍakośaḥ (आण्डकोशः).

Āṇḍakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āṇḍa and kośa (कोश).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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