Ekacakra, Eka-cakra, Ekacakrā: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Ekachakra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—A village where the Pāṇḍavas lived for some time during their exile. Bhīma killed Baka during their stay in a brahmin-house in the village. (See under Baka).

2) Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—A famous demon born to Kaśyapaprajāpati of his wife Danu. Demons Śaṃbara, Vipracitti, Namuci, Pulomā, Viśruta, Durjaya, Ayaśśiras, Aśvaśiras, Ketu, Vṛṣaparvā, Aśvagrīva, Virūpākṣa, Nikuṃbha, Kapaṭa and Ekapāt are brothers of Ekacakra and are equally famous. (Chapter 65, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—A son of Danu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 31; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 7; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 5.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ekacakra (एकचक्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.22) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ekacakra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Ekacakrā also refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.28, I.59.25, I.65).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Ekacakra (एकचक्र): It was a city where the Pandavas are said to have lived here with their mother, Kunti, when they were exiled to the forest and escaped from the burning of house of lac.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta (history)

Ekacakrā (एकचक्रा) or Ekacakrāgrāma is the name of a village in the district of Birbhum, next to Burdwan.—After the Burdwan railway station there is another branch line, which is called the Loop Line of the eastern railway, and there is a railway station of the name Mallārapura. Eight miles east of this railway station, Ekacakrā village is still situated. Ekacakrā village extends north and south for an area of about eight miles. Other villages, namely Vīracandra-pura and Vīrabhadra-pura, are situated within the area of the village of Ekacakrā. In honor of the holy name of Vīrabhadra Gosvāmī, these places are renowned as Vīracandra-pura and Vīrabhadra-pura.

In the Bengali year 1331 (A.D. 1924) a thunderbolt struck the temple of Ekacakrā-grāma. Therefore the temple is now in a broken state. Before this, there were no such accidents in that quarter. Within the temple there is a Deity of Śrī Kṛṣṇa established by Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu. The name of the Deity is Baṅkima Rāya or Bāṅkā Rāya.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—a.

1) having only one wheel. (said of the sun's chariot); सप्त युञ्जन्ति रथमेक- चक्रम् (sapta yuñjanti rathameka- cakram) Rv.1.164.2.

2) governed by one king only.

-kraḥ the chariot of the sun. °वर्तिन् (vartin) m. sole master of the whole universe, universal monarch.

-krā Name of the town Kīchakas.

Ekacakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and cakra (चक्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—m.

(-kraḥ) The name of a city: see harigṛha. E. eka, cakra a circle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—I. adj., f. , protected by one sovereign, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 1, 20. Ii. m. a proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 2533. Iii. f. , the name of a town, Mahābhārata 1, 382.

Ekacakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and cakra (चक्र).

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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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