Cakshusha, aka: Cākṣuṣa, Cakṣuṣa; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Cākṣuṣa and Cakṣuṣa can be transliterated into English as Caksusa or Cakshusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakshusha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष):—Son of Khanitra (son of Pramati). He had a son named Viviṃśati. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1a) Cakṣuṣa (चक्षुष).—A son of Ripu and Bṛhati; his son was the great Manu born to his wife Vāruṇī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 102.

1b) A son of Bali's slave girl through Dīrghatamas;1 attained Brahmanhood with his brother Kakṣivat.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 71; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 70.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 94.

1c) A son of Khanitra, and father of Vīṃśa.*

  • * V. IV. 1. 25.

2a) Cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष).—The sixth Manu (s.v.) and son of Cakṣuṣa. Pūrū and others were his sons. In his epoch Mantradruma (Manojava, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) was Indra. Haviṣmat and others were sages. Hari manifested himself as Ajita.1 There was a deluge in this Manvantara.2 After him came Vaivasvata.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 5. 7-9; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 105; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 37; 62. 3; 101. 33.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 15; IV. 30. 49; VI. 6. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 6, 26-9.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 3. 66, 107, 202; 37. 19 and 46; III. 2. 1; 60. 1; IV. 1. 26 and 50.

2b) The son of Khanitra, and father of Vīviṃśati.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 24.

2c) A son of Anu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 10.

2d) A son of Viśveśa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 48.

2e) The king of Cākṣuṣe antara, son of Pracetasa and grandson of Prācīnabarhis; he will give birth to Dakṣa from Mārṣā, the daughter of Śākhins.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 60-61, 74-5.

2f) The son of Bṛhati and Ripu; wife Vāruni (Puṣkarini) and father of Cākṣuṣa Manu.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 88-9; 100. 26; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 2. 3.

2g) One of the five Devagaṇas of the epoch of the 14th Manu (Bhautya);1 seven among them are distinguished.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 34; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 106-7; Vāyu-purāṇa 111. 100; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 43.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 112.
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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cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष).—a S Belonging to the eye or the sight, ocular, optical, visual. 2 Visible or seen. 3 Used as s n or cākṣuṣajñāna n Ocular evidence; eyesightknowledge.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष).—a Visible. Belonging to the eye.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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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Cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष).—a. (-ṣī f.) [चक्षुषा गृह्यते, चक्षुस्-अण् (cakṣuṣā gṛhyate, cakṣus-aṇ)]

1) Depending on, or produced from, sight.

2) Belonging to the eye, visual, optical; M.1.4.

3) Visible, to be seen;

-ṣaḥ Name of the sixth Manu; चाक्षुषश्च महातेजा विवस्वत्सुत एव च (cākṣuṣaśca mahātejā vivasvatsuta eva ca) Ms.1.62; रूपं स जगृहे मात्स्यं चाक्षुषोदधिसंप्लवे (rūpaṃ sa jagṛhe mātsyaṃ cākṣuṣodadhisaṃplave) Bhāg.1.3.15.

-ṣam Knowledge dependent on vision.

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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