Kanakashakti, Kanakaśakti, Kanaka-shakti: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kanakaśakti can be transliterated into English as Kanakasakti or Kanakashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kanakaśakti (कनकशक्ति) is the son of Jayanā and Sahasrāyudha (son of Lakṣmīvatī and Vajrāyudha, a previous incarnation of Śānti-nātha), according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“[...] One time Sahasrāyudha’s wife, Jayanā, saw in a dream at night a golden spear with projecting rays. [...] At that very time she carried an embryo very difficult to carry; and at the right time she bore a jewel of a son, like the soil bearing grain. As a result of the dream seen by Queen Jayanā the father gave the boy the name Kanakaśakti. When he had gradually passed through childhood and was in his first youth, he married properly in the city Sumandira Merumālin’s daughter, borne by Queen Mallā, endowed with beauty and grace, Kanakamālā. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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[«previous next»] — Kanakashakti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kanakaśakti (कनकशक्ति).—Name of Kārttikeya.

Derivable forms: kanakaśaktiḥ (कनकशक्तिः).

Kanakaśakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kanaka and śakti (शक्ति).

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

Kanakaśakti (कनकशक्ति).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Skanda (lit. Gold-spear).

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

Kanakaśakti (कनकशक्ति):—[=kanaka-śakti] [from kanaka > kan] m. ‘the golden-speared one’, Name of Kārttikeya, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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Kanakashakti 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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