Kshimaka, Kṣimaka: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Kṣimaka can be transliterated into English as Ksimaka or Kshimaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kshimaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kṣimaka (क्षिमक).—(kṣemakas alias nikhumbha)—a Rākṣasa who invaded the city of Kāśi during the rule of Divodāsa and brought it to ruin;1 2 the head of a gaṇa of Maheśvara.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 38.
  • 2) Ib. 92. 24.
  • 3) Ib. 9. 36.
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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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