Gardabhaksha, Gardabhākṣa, Garda-bhaksha: 5 definitions

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Gardabhaksha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Gardabhākṣa can be transliterated into English as Gardabhaksa or Gardabhaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Gardabhākṣa (गर्दभाक्ष).—A son of Bali.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 83.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Gardabhaksha in Mahayana glossary
Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Gardabhākṣa (गर्दभाक्ष) [?] is the name of an Asura appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Surāṣṭra, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Asura Gardabhākṣa in Surāṣṭra], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gardabhaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gardabhākṣa (गर्दभाक्ष):—[from gardabha > gard] m. ‘ass-eyed’, Name of a Daitya (descendant of Hiraṇyakaśipu and son of Bali), [Harivaṃśa 191.]

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Gardabhaksha 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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