Kakshivat, Kakṣīvaṭ, Kakṣīvat, Kākṣīvat: 3 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Kakṣīvaṭ and Kakṣīvat and Kākṣīvat can be transliterated into English as Kaksivat or Kakshivat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kakshivat in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kakṣīvaṭ (कक्षीवट्).—A rājaṛṣi becoming a Brāhmaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 117.

1b) The son born of Dīrghatamas to Bali's slave girl: Followed his father Gautama afterwards to Girivraja (Giripraja, Vāyu-purāṇa) and got engaged in tapas. Attained Brahmahood at the place with his brother Cakṣus. Father of 1000 sons known as Kūṣmāṇḍa Gautamas and Kṛṣṇāṅgas.1 A mantrakṛt and of the Aṅgirasa branch.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 71, 95 & 99; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 70, 93-7.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 105; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 102.

2a) Kakṣīvat (कक्षीवत्).—A sage who called on Bhīṣma on his death bed.1 An Aṅgiras and a mantrakṛt; a kṣatropetadvija.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa 1. 9. 7.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 111; III. 66. 88.

2b) A pupil of Pauṣpiñji.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 6.

3) Kākṣīvat (काक्षीवत्).—A son born to the waiting woman of Sudeṣṇā and Dīrghaṭamas. By austerities at Girivraja, reached Brāhmaṇahood. Father of 1000 sons by name Kauṣmāṇḍas and Gautamas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 63, 84-8.
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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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[«previous next»] — Kakshivat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kakṣīvat (कक्षीवत्).—m. [kakṣyā-mat Mahābhārata on P.VI.1.37] Name of a renowned Ṛiṣi, sometimes called Pajriya; author of several hymns of the Ṛigveda; कक्षीवन्तं य औशिजः (kakṣīvantaṃ ya auśijaḥ) Ṛgveda 1.18.1

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

1) Kakṣīvat (कक्षीवत्):—[from kakṣa] m. (for kakṣyā-vat, [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 8-2, 12]), Name of a renowned Ṛṣi (sometimes called Pajriya; he is the author of several hymns of the Ṛg-veda, and is fabled as a son of Uśij and Dīrgha-tamas), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] (antas) the descendants of Kakṣīvat, [Ṛg-veda i, 126, 4.]

3) Kākṣīvat (काक्षीवत्):—[from kākṣīva] = kakṣīvat, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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