Ekavriksha, Ekavṛkṣa, Eka-vriksha: 7 definitions


Ekavriksha 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.

The Sanskrit term Ekavṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Ekavrksa or Ekavriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ekavriksha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष) refers to the “solitary tree”.—Intertwined pairs of upwardly spiraling snakes are still commonly worshipped in India sculpted in stones placed under trees. The sacred Snake and the Tree fuse in the form of the goddess Kubjikā who is also a tree goddess. Accordingly, the Liṅga in the centre of the Triangle is said to be the Solitary Tree (ekavṛkṣa) in which the goddess resides as the spirit of the tree and vegetation in general—the Yakṣiṇī who is worshipped in the Tree.

2) Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष) refers to “(a solitary place where there is just) a single tree”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “He whose mind is (centred) in a cremation ground, (a solitary place where there is just) a single tree [i.e., ekavṛkṣa], the junction (of rivers), a mountain cave, (or) a forest should delight (in spiritual discipline) in these places. This (teaching) should (also) always be given to the devout soul (bhaktātman) whose duty is (to serve) the teacher, the deity and the fire in the sacrifice (he performs in his) home”.

3) Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष) refers to a “solitary tree”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.—Accordingly, “One should institute a great sacrifice at times of great fear, [...]. This (great sacrifice) brings every success and is the sure means of getting (whatever) one thinks about. I will tell (you) that clearly as it (truly) is. One should make a level canopy measuring sixteen (handspans) in a frightening forest, or (beside) a solitary tree [i.e., ekavṛkṣa] or a single beautiful Liṅga, in a temple dedicated to the Mothers, on a battle ground, on a threshing floor, in a house, or (places) that are tranquil, terrifying, or romantic as one pleases. Beautiful with flags and garlands, (it is erected) to (win) victory in battle with the enemy and for other purposes as they arise, each separately”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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

Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष).—

1) one tree.

2) a district in which but one tree is seen for 4 Krośas.

Derivable forms: ekavṛkṣaḥ (एकवृक्षः).

Ekavṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).

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

Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) A desert-place, in which but one tree is seen for four Cos. E. eka and vṛkṣa a tree.

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

1) Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष):—[=eka-vṛkṣa] [from eka] m. an isolated tree, [Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra; Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā]

2) [v.s. ...] one and the same tree, [Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] a country or place in which (for the distance of four Krośas) there is but one tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ekavṛkṣa (एकवृक्ष):—[eka-vṛkṣa] (kṣaḥ) 1. m. A desert in which but one tree is seen.

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Ekavriksha in German

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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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