Citraksha, Citrākṣa: 6 definitions


Citraksha 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 Citrākṣa can be transliterated into English as Citraksa or Citraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitraksha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Citrākṣa (चित्राक्ष).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Bhīmasena killed him in the great battle. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 136).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Citrākṣa (चित्राक्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Citrākṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citraksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Citrākṣa (चित्राक्ष).—name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3244.

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

1) Citrākṣa (चित्राक्ष):—[from citra > cit] m. ‘speckled-eye’, Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [i, vii]

2) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Vāyu-purāṇa ii, 37, 268] ([varia lectio])

3) [v.s. ...] of a Draviḍa king [varia lectio] for citra q.v.

4) [v.s. ...] of a Nāga-rāja, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Citraksha 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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