Ekashtaka, Ekāṣṭaka, Ekāṣṭakā, Eka-ashtaka: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Ekāṣṭaka and Ekāṣṭakā can be transliterated into English as Ekastaka or Ekashtaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ekashtaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekāṣṭaka (एकाष्टक).—The final form attained in brahmaloka by Virajā, the mindborn daughter of ājyapa Manes.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 24.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekashtaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekāṣṭakā (एकाष्टका).—f. The eighth day of माघ (māgha); तस्मान्माध्यष्टमी एकाष्टका इति (tasmānmādhyaṣṭamī ekāṣṭakā iti) ŚB. on MS.6.5.37.

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Ekāṣṭakā (एकाष्टका).—

1) the first or chief Aṣṭakā after the full moon; एकाष्टके सुप्रजसः सुवीरा (ekāṣṭake suprajasaḥ suvīrā) Av.3.1.5.

2) the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Māgha (on which a śrāddha is to be performed).

Ekāṣṭakā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and aṣṭakā (अष्टका).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekāṣṭakā (एकाष्टका):—[from eka] f. the eighth day after full moon ([especially] of the month Māgha; personified as Śacī, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]), [Atharva-veda iii, 10, 5; 8; 12; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa etc.]

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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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