Cakshusha, Cākṣuṣa, Cakṣuṣa: 10 definitions

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Cakshusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 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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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣī-ṣaṃ) Visible, perceptible, seen. m.

(-ṣaḥ) The sixth Manu. E. cakṣuṣa the eye, aṇ aff. cakṣuṣā gṛhyate .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakṣuṣa (चक्षुष).—[-cakṣuṣa], i. e. cakṣus + a, A substitute for cakṣus, when latter part of a comp. adj., e. g. sa-, adj. Seeing, Mahābhārata 1, 6818.

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Cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष).—i. e. cakṣus + a, I. adj., f. ṣī. 1. Peculiar to the eye, e. g. ṣī vidyā, The magic faculty of seeing every object, Mahābhārata 1, 6478. 2. Perceptible by the eye, [Suśruta] 1, 153, 5. 3. Referring to Manu Cākṣuṣa, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 30, 49. Ii. m. The name of the sixth Manu, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 62.

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

1) Cakṣuṣa (चक्षुष):—[from cakṣ] mfn. ifc. ‘the eye’ See sa-

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Ripu ([varia lectio] cākṣ), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa i, 13, 2.]

3) Cākṣuṣa (चाक्षुष):—mf(ī)n. ([from] cakṣus) consisting in sight, depending on or produced from sight, proper or belonging or relating to the sight, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xiii, 56; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Mālavikāgnimitra i, 4]

4) (a- [negative]), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha x, 112]

5) (with vidyā, a magical science) conferring the power of seeing anything, [Mahābhārata i, 6478]

6) perceptible by the eye, [Kauṣītaki-upaniṣad; Suśruta; Pāṇini 4-2, 92; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

7) (a- [negative]), [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana i, 61]

8) relating to Manu Cākṣuṣa, [Harivaṃśa 279; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 30, 49]

9) m. [patronymic] [Atharva-veda xvi, 7, 7]

10) Name of Agni (author of several Sāmans)

11) of an author, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 50; Mallinātha]

12) of the 6th Manu (with 5 others descending from Manu Svāyambhuva, [Manu-smṛti i, 62]; son of Viśvakarman by Ākṛti, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, 6, 15]; son of Cakṣus[, viii, 5, 17]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 1315; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

13) Name of a son of Ripu by Bṛhatī (father of a Manu), [Harivaṃśa 69]

14) of a son of Kakṣeyu (or Anu, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa iv, 18, 1]) and brother of Sabhā-nara, [Harivaṃśa 1669]

15) of a son of Khanitra, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 2, 24]

16) m. [plural] a class of deities in the 14th Manv-antara, [viii, 13, 35]

17) n. = -jñāna, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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