Kumudaksha, Kumudākṣa: 7 definitions


Kumudaksha 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 Kumudākṣa can be transliterated into English as Kumudaksa or Kumudaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Kumudākṣa (कुमुदाक्ष):—One of the eight guardians of Vaikuṇṭha, according to the Pāñcarātra literature. These eight guardians are part of the celestial entourage of Viṣṇu.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kumudaksha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kumudākṣa (कुमुदाक्ष).—A prominent serpent. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 35, Verse 15).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kumudākṣa (कुमुदाक्ष).—An attendant on Hari. Attacked Asura followers of Bali. See Kumudākṣaṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 21. 16; XI. 27. 28.

1b) An Yakṣa and a son of Devayāni.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 129.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kumudākṣa (कुमुदाक्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.15, I.35) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kumudākṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Kumudākṣa is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Kumudākṣa].

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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»] — Kumudaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kumudākṣa (कुमुदाक्ष):—[from ku-muda > ku-mud] m. ‘lotus-eyed’, Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata i, 1560]

2) [v.s. ...] of an attendant of Viṣṇu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 21, 16.]

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Kumudaksha 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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