Kakshasena, Kakṣasena: 5 definitions


Kakshasena 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 Kakṣasena can be transliterated into English as Kaksasena or Kakshasena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Kakṣasena (कक्षसेन).—General information. (i) A King who was the grandson of Avīkṣit and son of Parīkṣit. For genealogy see 'Parīkṣit'.

(ii) Ugrasena, Citrasena, Indrasena, Suṣeṇa and Bhīmasena were his brothers. (Chapter 94, Ādi Parva). Other details.

(i) Kakṣasena was a member of the court of Yama. (Chapter 8, Sabhā Parva).

(ii) Kakṣasena was considered to be one among the pious souls, like Śibi, Pratardana, Rantideva, Ambarīṣa, Janamejaya, Vṛṣādarbhi, Paraśurāma, Śrī Rāma, Karandhama and Mitrasaha who had attained salvation by their charity and righteousness. Mahābhārata states that Kakṣasena the saintly king attained salvation by presenting gifts to the great Vasiṣṭha. (Śloka 14, Chapter 137, Anuśāsana Parva). (See full article at Story of Kakṣasena from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Kakṣasena (कक्षसेन).—There was another King called Kakṣasena in the court of Dharmaputra. (Śloka 22, Chapter 4, Sabhā Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kakṣasena (कक्षसेन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.48) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kakṣasena) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Kakṣasena is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.87.10) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

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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

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

Kakṣasena (कक्षसेन):—[=kakṣa-sena] [from kakṣa] m. Name of a Rājarṣi, [Mahābhārata]

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Kakshasena 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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