Karalaksha, Karālākṣa, Karala-aksha: 6 definitions


Karalaksha 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 term Karālākṣa can be transliterated into English as Karalaksa or Karalaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Karalaksha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Karālākṣa (करालाक्ष) refers to “having terrible eyes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “After saying this and looking at him ferociously Indra raised his thunderbolt in order to kill him. On seeing Indra lifting up his thunderbolt, Śiva prevented the fall of the thunderbolt by making his hand benumbed. Then Śiva became furious. His eyes became terrible (karālākṣa). He blazed with his burning splendour. [...]”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Karālākṣa (करालाक्ष).—A soldier of Skandadeva. (Chapter 45, Śalya Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Karālākṣa (करालाक्ष).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 78.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karalaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karālākṣa (करालाक्ष):—[from karāla] m. ‘having terrible eyes’, Name of a follower of Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Karalaksha 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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