Avikshit, Avīkṣit, Avikṣit: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Avīkṣit and Avikṣit can be transliterated into English as Aviksit or Avikshit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Avikshit in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Avīkṣit (अवीक्षित्):—Son of Karandhama (son of Khanīnetra). He had a son named Marutta. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Avikṣit (अविक्षित्).—A famous King. The son of Karandhama and father of Marutta. He was honoured even by Bṛhaspati, having performed a hundred horse sacrifices. Mention is made in the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa that Avikṣit had seven wives: Varā, Gaurī, Subhadrā, Līlāvatī, Vibhā, Maṅgavatī, and Kumudvatī. Besides them Vaiśālinī the princess of Viśālā also was his wife. He had taken this Vaiśālinī from her Svayaṃvara dais (the bride herself selecting a husband from those who are present), defeating the Kings who were present there. Those defeated Kings, later, joined together and defeated Avikṣit and took him a prisoner. Finally Karandhama rescued him. His greatness is described as follows:

"The righteous man Avikṣit is equal to Indra in prowess. This austere and righteous man has become a great sacrificer. In brightness he is equal to the Sun, as forgiving as the earth, in intelligence equal to Bṛhaspati and as firm as the Himālayas. By his thought, word, and deed and self control and noble actions he kept his subjects in peace and prosperity." (Bhāṣā Bhārata, Aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 4, Stanzas 19-21).

2) Avikṣit (अविक्षित्).—Five sons were born to King Kuru by his wife Vāhinī. Avikṣit was one of them. [See the word Vaṃśāvalī (Genealogy)].

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Avikṣit (अविक्षित्).—The son of Karamdhama and father of Marutta.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 26; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 30-31.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avikṣit (अविक्षित्).—m. Name of a king, son of Kuru; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.238.

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

1) Avikṣit (अविक्षित्):—[=a-vikṣit] m. Name of a, king, [Mahābhārata i, 231]

2) [v.s. ...] (son of Kuru), [ 3740 seqq.; xiv, 82. ]

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Avikshit 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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