Kakshaputa, Kakṣapuṭa, Kaksha-puta: 3 definitions


Kakshaputa 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 Kakṣapuṭa can be transliterated into English as Kaksaputa or Kakshaputa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Kakṣapuṭa (कक्षपुट).—The strange term “kakṣapuṭa” is the compound of “kakṣa,” which means hiding-place, the armpit, a womanʼsgirdle, an enclosure, etc., and “putṭa”, which means a fold, a hollow space, a cup made of a folded or doubled leaf, etc. The combination of these words means the armpit, or a cloth passed between the legs to cover the private parts.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kakṣapuṭa (कक्षपुट).—

1) the arm-pit.

2) Name of a work on magic.

Derivable forms: kakṣapuṭaḥ (कक्षपुटः).

Kakṣapuṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kakṣa and puṭa (पुट).

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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. 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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