Gavaksha, aka: Gavākṣa, Gava-aksha; 5 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Gavākṣa can be transliterated into English as Gavaksa or Gavaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
1a) Gavākṣa (गवाक्ष).—A Dānava with manuṣya dharma.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 16: Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 16.
1b) A Vānara chief.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 243.
1c) A son of Śambhu.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 81.
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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gavākṣa (गवाक्ष).—m n (S) An air-hole; a loop-hole; a little and round window; a bull's eye. 2 A kind of monkey (having eyes like the eyes of an ox).(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gavākṣa (गवाक्ष).—m n An air-hole, a little and round window.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) an air hole, a round window; विलोलनेत्रभ्रमरैर्गवाक्षाः सहस्रपत्राभरणा इवासन् (vilolanetrabhramarairgavākṣāḥ sahasrapatrābharaṇā ivāsan) R.7.11; कुवलयितगवाक्षां लोचनैरङ्गनानाम् (kuvalayitagavākṣāṃ locanairaṅganānām) 11.93; Ku. 7.58; Me.1. °जालम् (jālam) a lattice.
2) the mesh of a shirt of mail.
Derivable forms: gavākṣaḥ (गवाक्षः).
Gavākṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gava and akṣa (अक्ष).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Glorification of The Race of Danu < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 7 - Different dynasties enumerated < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Search for Sītā < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 3: War between the Rākṣasas and Vānaras < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
Chapter 8 - The Eighth Day at Kurukshetra; Iravan is Slain < [Bhisma Parva]
Chapter 10 - The Death of Ghatotkacha < [Drona Parva]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)