Ashtavaktra, aka: Aṣṭāvaktra; 1 Definition(s)

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Ashtavaktra 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 Aṣṭāvaktra can be transliterated into English as Astavaktra or Ashtavaktra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Ashtavaktra in Purana glossaries]

Aṣṭāvaktra (अष्टावक्त्र).—See under Aṣṭāvakra.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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