Kamalaksha, aka: Kamalākṣa, Kamala-aksha; 6 Definition(s)
Kamalaksha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kamalākṣa can be transliterated into English as Kamalaksa or Kamalaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष).—A great warrior who fought on the side of the Kauravas. Duryodhana sent this warrior along with Śakuni to attack Arjuna. (Chapter 156, Droṇa Parva. Mahābhārata).
2) Kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष).—A son of Tārakāsura. He was one of the famous trio of demons. For details see under 'Tripura'.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष).—A Dānava who entered the ocean.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 61. 4.
1b) A tīrtha sacred to Mahotpala.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 34.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of 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
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष).—m (S kamala & akṣa The eye.) A seed of the lotus. Used for beads &c. 2 A flowering shrub, and n its flower.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) The lotus-seed.
2) Viṣṇu; कमलाक्षः पद्मबीजे विष्णावपि पुमान् भवेत् (kamalākṣaḥ padmabīje viṣṇāvapi pumān bhavet) Nm.
Derivable forms: kamalākṣaḥ (कमलाक्षः).
Kamalākṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kamala and akṣa (अक्ष).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kamalākṣa (कमलाक्ष).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv i.137.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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