Ekacakra, aka: Eka-cakra, Ekacakrā; 5 Definition(s)

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Ekacakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ekachakra.

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

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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).

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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Purana

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical 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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