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Kamalākṣa, aka: Kamalaksha; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kamalākṣa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Kamalākṣa can be transliterated into English as Kamalaksha or Kamalaksa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष).—A Dānava who entered the ocean.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 61. 4.

1b) A tīrtha sacred to Mahotpala.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Mahāsāṃghika (school of early Buddhism)

Kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Kamalākṣa is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

about this context:

The Mahāsāṃghika (महासांघिक, mahasanghika) is an early school of Buddhism which split into three sub-schools: the Lokottaravāda, the Ekavyāvahārika and the Kukkuṭika. It is commonly seen as an important foundation for the development of Mahāyāna Buddhism.

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Akṣamālā
Akṣamālā (अक्षमाला).—Of Śeṣa; see akṣasūtra.** Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 50.
Mahotpalā
Mahotpalā (महोत्पला).—A Goddess enshrined at Kamalākṣa.** Matsya-purāṇa 13. 34.

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