Coksha, aka: Cokṣa; 3 Definition(s)


Coksha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Cokṣa can be transliterated into English as Coksa or Coksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Choksha.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Cokṣa (चोक्ष) refers to a class of piśāca deities according to the Śvetāmbara tradition of Jainism, while Digambara does not recognize this class. The piśācas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas).

The deities such as the Cokṣas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cokṣa (चोक्ष).—a.

1) Pure, clean; अवकाशेषु चोक्षेषु (avakāśeṣu cokṣeṣu) Ms.3.27.

2) Honest; अनीर्षुर्गुप्तदारः स्याच्चोक्षः स्यादघृणी नृपः (anīrṣurguptadāraḥ syāccokṣaḥ syādaghṛṇī nṛpaḥ) Mb.12.7.8.

3) Clever, dexterous, skilful.

4) Pleasing, agreeable, delightful.

5) Sharp, pungent, keen.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cokṣa (चोक्ष).—mfn.

(-kṣaḥ-kṣā-kṣaṃ) 1. Sung. 2. Pure, clean. 3. Clever, dexterous. 4. Pleasing, delightful, beautiful. 5. Sharp, pungent, keen, &c. E. cūṣ to suck, affix ṣa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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