Khagendra, Khaga-indra, Khagemdra: 13 definitions

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Khagendra means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Khagendra (खगेन्द्र) is one of the twelve princes born to Kuṃkumā, consort to Mīnanātha, who is the incarnation of Siddhanātha in the fourth yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas. Khagendra was one of the six princes not having the authority to teach.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Khagendra (खगेन्द्र) (lit. “the chief of the birds”) is a synonym (another name) for Vulture (Gṛdhra), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Khagendra (खगेन्द्र) or Khagendrasaṃhitā is the name of an unavailable text possibly discussing Toxicology.—Maṅgarāja’s Khagendramaṇidarpaṇa is a popular Kannada text on Toxicology, published by the Madras University in 1942, which cites the Kāśyapasaṃhitā, in its preface, discussuing some topics from the text. The Khagendra-Saṃhitā and Vihagendra Saṃhitā (not available at present) also could have discussed Toxicology and the famed Garuḍa mantra.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Khagendra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Khagendra (खगेन्द्र) is the name of the Yuganātha (lord of the ages) of the kṛtayuga (Cf: Khagendranātha), which is associated with Oḍiyāna, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—On the basis of hardly more than a hint in the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, it outlines a scheme of sixteen parts for each seat, conscious, no doubt, that this is an ideal number. The commentary normally limits itself to do no more than explain what is presented in the text. This is one of the few instances it adds substantially to its contents [i.e., the Lords of the Ages—Khagendra]. Presumably this is because when it was written the presentation of the features of the seats on this model was the accepted norm.

Cf. Kularatnoddyota verse 11.29-30  where Khagendra is associated with: Age: Kṛta; Sacred seat: Kāmarūpa; Tree: Ciñciṇī; Consort: Vijayā; First disciples: Vimalastha and Samudrastha.

2) Khagendra (खगेन्द्र) also refers to one of the disciples of Śrīkaṇṭha, who is associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Khagendra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khagēndra (खगेंद्र).—m (S) khagēśvara m (S) The king of birds. Names for the garuḍa, the bird of viṣṇu.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khagēndra (खगेंद्र).—m The king of birds.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khagendra (खगेन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) A name of Garuda. E. khaga, and indra chief.

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

Khagendra (खगेन्द्र).—[masculine] = khagapati.

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

1) Khagendra (खगेन्द्र):—[=kha-gendra] [from kha-ga > kha] m. the chief of the birds, [Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] a vulture, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Garuḍa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince, [Rājataraṅgiṇī i, 89]

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

Khagendra (खगेन्द्र):—[kha-gendra] (ndraḥ) 1. m. Garuḍa.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Khagendra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khagēṃdra (ಖಗೇಂದ್ರ):—[noun] = ಖಗಪತಿ [khagapati].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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