Kakshaka, Kakṣaka: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kakshaka 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 Kakṣaka can be transliterated into English as Kaksaka or Kakshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kakshaka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kakṣaka (कक्षक).—A serpent born of the family of Vāsuki. This serpent was burnt to death at the Sarpasattra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 6, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kakṣaka (कक्षक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.6, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kakṣaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

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

Kakṣaka (कक्षक):—[from kakṣa] m. Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kakshaka 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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