Dvadashakshara, Dvādaśākṣara: 4 definitions
Dvadashakshara 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 Dvādaśākṣara can be transliterated into English as Dvadasaksara or Dvadashakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dvādaśākṣara (द्वादशाक्षर).—Those who medidate on the 12 letters are not re-born.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 6. 40; 12. 97.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvādaśākṣara (द्वादशाक्षर):—[from dvā-daśa > dvā] mf(ā)n. (dvā-) containing 12 syllables, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
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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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.153 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 2.2.166 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.1.12 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
Expiatory Rites in Keralite Tantra (by T. S. Syamkumar)