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Pratipakṣa, aka: Pratipaksha; 1 Definition(s)


Pratipakṣa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Pratipakṣa can be transliterated into English as Pratipaksha or Pratipaksa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—A son of Kṣatradharma and father of*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 68. 7; Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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1a) Kṣatradharma (क्षत्रधर्म).—The son of Aṅenas, father of Pratipakṣa. His line ended wi...
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