Kakshya, Kakṣyā, Kakṣya: 11 definitions

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Kakshya 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 terms Kakṣyā and Kakṣya can be transliterated into English as Kaksya or Kakshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kakṣyā (कक्ष्या) refers to the “zones” of the stage (raṅga); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra verse 13. Accordingly, “One should fix the zones (kakṣyā) of the stage (raṅga) after knowing the division of three kinds of playhouse (nāṭyamaṇḍapa), that have been mentioned before by me.”

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kakṣyā (कक्ष्या) refers to “orbit” (of planets), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] He must know the length, in yojana (5 miles), of the daily motion of each planet in its orbit and of the orbit [i.e., kakṣyā] itself, and generally the length, in yojanas in every ease”.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Kakṣyā (कक्ष्या).—Orbit. Note: Kakṣyā is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kakṣya (कक्ष्य).—a. Ved.

1) Consisting of shrubs or dry grass.

2) Secret. मधु प्रवोचदृतायन्त्वाष्ट्रं यद्दस्रावपि कक्ष्यं वामिति (madhu pravocadṛtāyantvāṣṭraṃ yaddasrāvapi kakṣyaṃ vāmiti) Bṛ. Up.2.5.17.

3) Filling the girth (Sāy).

-kṣyā 1 The girth of an elephant or horse. यो हि दत्त्वा द्विपश्रेष्ठं कक्षायां कुरुते मनः (yo hi dattvā dvipaśreṣṭhaṃ kakṣāyāṃ kurute manaḥ) Rām.2.37.3.

2) A woman's girdle or zone; सिन्दूरैः कृतरुचयः सहेमकक्ष्याः (sindūraiḥ kṛtarucayaḥ sahemakakṣyāḥ) Kirātārjunīya 7.8; Śiśupālavadha 1.62.

3) Fingers.

4) The upper garment.

5) The border of a garment.

6) The inner apartment of a palace. गृहकक्ष्यां प्रथमं विनिर्जगाम (gṛhakakṣyāṃ prathamaṃ vinirjagāma) Bu. ch.5.67. कक्ष्यां द्वितांयामासाद्य तिष्ठन्तु नृपवेश्मनः (kakṣyāṃ dvitāṃyāmāsādya tiṣṭhantu nṛpaveśmanaḥ) Rām.2.3.18.

7) A wall, enclosure; हमेकक्ष्या पुरी रम्या (hamekakṣyā purī ramyā) Rām.3.48.11.

8) Similarity.

9) A shrub yielding the black and red berry that serves as a weight.

1) A military girdle.

11) Rivalry.

12) Promise.

13) A balance.

14) See कक्षा (kakṣā) (17, 18); इत्युक्त्वैनमतिक्रुद्धः कक्ष्यामुत्पीङ्य पाण्डवः (ityuktvainamatikruddhaḥ kakṣyāmutpīṅya pāṇḍavaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.11.42.

-kṣyam 1 The cup or receptacle of a balance.

2) A part of a carriage.

3) The hinder part.

4) A shrub or dry grass forest; प्रधक्ष्यति यथा कक्ष्यं चित्रभानुर्हिमात्यये (pradhakṣyati yathā kakṣyaṃ citrabhānurhimātyaye) Rām. 2.24.8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kakṣya (कक्ष्य).—n.

(-kṣyaṃ) The cup or receptacle of a balance. f.

(-kṣyā) 1. The girth of an elephant, of rope or leather. 2. A woman’s girdle or zone. 3. The enclosure of an edifice; that is, either the wall, &c. so enclosing, or the court or chamber constituting the enclosure. 4. The inner apartment of a palace. 5. Similarity. 6. Effort, exertion. 7. An upper garment. 8. A shrub, yielding the black and red berry, that serves as a jeweller’s weight; the Ratti or Gunga, (Abrus precatorius.) E. kakṣa the flank, &c. yat affix; see kakṣa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kakṣya (कक्ष्य).—i. e. kakṣa + ya, I. f. , 1. A girdle, Mahābhārata 2, 900. 2. An upper garment, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 5. 3. An enclosed court, Mahābhārata 2, 827; [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 57, 22. Ii. n. 1. The cup of a balance, [Mitāksharā, (ed. Calc., 1829.)] 145, 20. 2. A certain part of a chariot, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 106, 23.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kakṣya (कक्ष्य).—1. [adjective] belonging to a thicket.

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Kakṣya (कक्ष्य).—2. [adjective] hidden, secret. [feminine] ā girdle, cincture; balance.

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

1) Kakṣya (कक्ष्य):—[from kakṣa] mfn. being or abiding in shrubs or dry grass, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xvi, 34]

2) [v.s. ...] (kakṣya, [from] kakṣyā), filling out the girth, well fed ([Sāyaṇa]), [Ṛg-veda v, 44, 11]

3) Kakṣyā (कक्ष्या):—[from kakṣya > kakṣa] f. girth (of an animal), girdle, zone, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda viii, 4, 6; xviii, 1, 15; Mahābhārata] etc. (cf. baddha-kakṣya)

4) [v.s. ...] the enclosure of an edifice (either the wall etc. so enclosing it, or the court or chamber constituting the enclosure, the inner apartment of a palace), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] the orbit of a planet, [Āryabhaṭa]

6) [v.s. ...] the scale of a balance, [Patañjali]

7) [v.s. ...] an upper garment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] similarity, equality, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] effort, exertion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] a shrub yielding the black and red berry (that serves as a jeweller’s weight), the Retti or Guñja, Abrus Precatorius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] f. [plural] the fingers, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

12) Kakṣya (कक्ष्य):—[from kakṣa] n. the scale of a balance [commentator or commentary] on [Yājñavalkya]

13) [v.s. ...] a part of a carriage, [Rāmāyaṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] a girdle, girth.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kakṣya (कक्ष्य):—(kṣyaṃ) 1. n. The cup or receptacle of a balance. f. See kakṣaḥ

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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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