Pakashasana, Pakasasana, Pākaśāsana, Pākasāsana, Paka-shasana: 11 definitions

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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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन).—Indra, the lord of rains;1 fought with the Asuras and got the full share of yajñas for devas and deprived them of their place.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 99; 66. 35; Matsya-purāṇa 7. 51. Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 85.
  • 2) Ib. 97. 93.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pakashasana in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A name for Indra. Cv.lxxii.186; Abhidhanappadipika 20.

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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).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Pakashasana in Jainism glossary
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.’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pakashasana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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).

Pākaśāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāka and śāsana (शासन). See also (synonyms): pākadviṣ, pākahantṛ.

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

Pākaśāsana (पाकशासन).—m.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pakashasana 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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