Ekakini, Ekākinī: 3 definitions

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Ekakini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ekākinī (एकाकिनी) (Cf. Ekākin) refers to a “lonely woman”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as the Gods said to Śiva: “[...] O lord, the chaste Rati is lonely [i.e., ekākinī] and miserable now. O lord Śiva, she is in great lamentation, O bestower of everything, please console her. If you have finally disposed off Kāma, O Śiva, you are desirous of annihilating all the gods by means of your fury. On seeing the distress of Rati, the gods are almost doomed. Hence you must remove the distress of Rati”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ekākinī : (f.) a lonely person.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkākini (ಏಕಾಕಿನಿ):—[noun] a woman being alone; a companionless woman.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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