Karaviraksha, aka: Karavīrākṣa; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Karavīrākṣa can be transliterated into English as Karaviraksa or Karaviraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Karavīrākṣa (करवीराक्ष).—A demon. He fought against Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa along with Khara, Dūṣaṇa and Triśiras. (Śloka 24, Chapter 26, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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