Pakashasana, Pakasasana, Pākaśāsana, Pākasāsana, Paka-shasana: 11 definitions
Pakashasana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Pākaśāsana can be transliterated into English as Pakasasana or Pakashasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A name for Indra. Cv.lxxii.186; Abhidhanappadipika 20.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन) is another name for Śakra (Indra), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism. Accordingly, as Vajrin’s [i.e., Śakra’s] general [Naigameṣin] said to the Gods:—“Hear, all you gods. Pākaśāsana, whose command is not to be transgressed, instructs you with your retinues, goddesses, etc. ‘In the southern half of Bharata in Jambūdvipa the first Tīrthakṛt is born in the family of the Patriarch Nābhi. Hasten, like us, for the purpose of making the kalyāṇa-festival at his birth. Henceforth there is no other duty.’”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन).—m. epithets of Indra; तत्र निश्चित्य कन्दर्पमगमत् पाकशासनः (tatra niścitya kandarpamagamat pākaśāsanaḥ) Kumārasambhava 2. 63; Kirātārjunīya 11.1.
Derivable forms: pākaśāsanaḥ (पाकशासनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) Indra. E. pāka a demon, śāsana ruling, overcoming.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन).—[pāka-śāsana], m. A name of Indra, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 89, 1 (chastiser of Pāka, see pāka 9).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन).—[masculine] the punisher of Pāka or the instructor of the ignorant ([Epithet] of Indra).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन):—[=pāka-śāsana] [from pāka] m. ‘punisher of the Daitya Pāka’ or ‘instructor of the ignorant’, Name of Indra, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa] (cf. [Ṛg-veda i, 31, 14])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन):—[pāka-śāsana] (naḥ) 1. m. Indra.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 31 - The Origin of the Submarine Fire (Vāḍava or Vaḍavānala) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 280 - Greatness of Cyavaneśvara (Cyavana-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 119 - Defeat of the Army of Gods < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
The Markandeya Purana (Study) (by Chandamita Bhattacharya)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Prasenajit in Kuśāgrapura < [Chapter VI - Adoption of right-belief by Śreṇika]
Part 3: Birth of Candraprabha < [Chapter VI - Candraprabhacaritra]
Part 17: Bharata’s grief < [Chapter VI]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 39 - An Account of Akrura < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 69 - The History of the Parijata Tree < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 18 - Indra Sends Down Punishment < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)