Madiraksha, Madirākṣa: 5 definitions
Madiraksha 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 Madirākṣa can be transliterated into English as Madiraksa or Madiraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Madirākṣa (मदिराक्ष).—(MADIRĀŚVA) I. A brother of Virāṭa, King of Matsya. When the Kauravas made Trigarta carry away the cattle of Virāṭa it was Madirākṣa who faced Trigarta in a fight. A great fight ensued between Trigarta and Madirākṣa. He had shone as one of the chieftains of the army of King Virāṭa. He was a very charitable man well-versed in Dhanurveda (archery). He was killed in the big battle by Droṇācārya. Chapters 31, 33, 82 Virāṭa Parva; 171, Udyoga Parva and 9, Karṇa Parva).
2) Madirākṣa (मदिराक्ष).—(MADIRĀŚVA). A king of the dynasty of Ikṣvāku. He was the son of King Daśāśva. Madirāśva was a saintly king well-versed in archery. He was a very righteous person also. (27-8, Anuśāsana Parva). Madirāśva had a son named Dyutimān and a daughter named Sumadhyā. (2, 8, Anuśāsana Parva.) After giving Sumadhyā in marriage to a sage named Hiraṇyahasta Madirāśva attained Svarga. (226: 34 Śānti Parva, and 137: 24 Anuśāsana Parva).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Madirākṣa (मदिराक्ष).—([feminine] ī) & madirekṣaṇa [adjective] the same.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Madirākṣa (मदिराक्ष):—[from madira > mad] mf(ī)n. idem, [Vikramorvaśī; Kāvyādarśa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a younger brother of Śatānīka, [Mahābhārata]
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