Dhanadhyaksha, aka: Dhanādhyakṣa, Dhana-adhyaksha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Dhanādhyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Dhanadhyaksa or Dhanadhyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Dhanādhyakṣa (धनाध्यक्ष).—See Kubera1 (s.v.); the king of the Yakṣas;2 gaḍā, his weapon; in charge of eight nidhis.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 148. 85; 150. 12; 159. 9.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 4.
  • 3) Ib. 41. 10-11.

1b) Treasury officer.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 32.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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dhanādhyakṣa (धनाध्यक्ष).—m S A treasurer or cashkeeper.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Dhanādhyakṣa (धनाध्यक्ष).—

1) an epithet of Kubera; अनुचेरण धनाधिपते रथो नगविलोकनविस्मितमानसः (anuceraṇa dhanādhipate ratho nagavilokanavismitamānasaḥ) (sa jagade) Ki.5.16. धना- धिपेन विद्धस्य अनुह्रादस्य संयुगे (dhanā- dhipena viddhasya anuhrādasya saṃyuge) Hariv.; यदस्माकं धनाध्यक्षः प्रभूतं धनमाहरत् (yadasmākaṃ dhanādhyakṣaḥ prabhūtaṃ dhanamāharat) Mb.179.18.

2) a treasurer.

Derivable forms: dhanādhyakṣaḥ (धनाध्यक्षः).

Dhanādhyakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhana and adhyakṣa (अध्यक्ष). See also (synonyms): dhanādhipa, dhanādhipati.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanādhyakṣa (धनाध्यक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) 1. A name of Kuyera. 2. A treasurer. E. dhana wealth, adhyakṣa superintendent.

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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