Ekaksha, aka: Ekākṣa, Ekākṣā, Eka-aksha; 7 Definition(s)


Ekaksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Ekākṣa and Ekākṣā can be transliterated into English as Ekaksa or Ekaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ekaksha in Purana glossary... « previous · [E] · next »

1) Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष).—A demon born to Kaśyapaprajāpati of his wife Danu. (Śloka 29, Chapter 65, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

2) Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष).—A soldier of Skandadeva. (Śloka 58, Chapter 45, Śalya Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष).—A Dānava with manuṣya-dharma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 15.

2) Ekākṣā (एकाक्षा).—A river of the Ketumāla country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 20.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.28, I.65, IX.44.54) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ekākṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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

Ekaksha in Marathi glossary... « previous · [E] · next »

ēkākṣa (एकाक्ष).—a S Monoculous, one-eyed.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkākṣa (एकाक्ष).—a One-eyed.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष).—a.

1) having only one axle. द्विचक्रमेकाक्षम् (dvicakramekākṣam) (ratham) Bhāg.4.26.1.

2) having one eye.

3) having an excellent eye. (-kṣaḥ) 1 a crow.

2) Name of Śiva.

Ekākṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and akṣa (अक्ष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष).—mfn.

(-kṣaḥ-kṣā-kṣaṃ) One-eyed. m.

(-kṣaḥ) A crow. E. eka and akṣi an eye.

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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