Cakshushi, Cākṣuṣī: 2 definitions



Cakshushi 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 Cākṣuṣī can be transliterated into English as Caksusi or Cakshushi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakshushi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Cakshushi in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cākṣuṣī (चाक्षुषी).—An art, the study of which will enable one to see anything in the three worlds. Cākṣuṣī was taught by Manu to Soma, by him to Viśvāvasu, by him to Citraratha, the Gandharva and by him to Arjuna, son of Pāṇḍu. (Ādi Parva).

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Cakshushi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Cākṣuṣī (चाक्षुषी) refers to a type of dīkṣā (initiation) performed by a healthy Ādiśaiva as part of his essential priestly duties in the Śiva temple.—Dīkṣā is popularly understood as “dīyate kṣīyate iti dīkṣā”—“that which grants mokṣa, while destroying the karma of the initiate”. Cākṣuṣī-dīkṣā is the process by which the Guru invokes Śiva in his eyes and destroys the bonds of the śiṣya by looking at him with the energized eyes.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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