Citraksha, aka: Citrākṣa; 2 Definition(s)


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

Itihasa (narrative history)

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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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Citraksha in Purana glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

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

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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