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Hemakaksha, aka: Hemakakṣa; 1 Definition(s)


Hemakaksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Hemakakṣa can be transliterated into English as Hemakaksa or Hemakaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Hemakakṣa (हेमकक्ष).—A mountain and residence of the Gandharvas and others.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 36; 39. 51.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Apattana (अपत्तन).—Gandharvas in the Hemakakṣa hill; their ruler is Rājarāja Kapiñjala.**...

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