Pundarikaksha, aka: Puṇḍarīkākṣa, Pundarika-aksha; 9 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Puṇḍarīkākṣa can be transliterated into English as Pundarikaksa or Pundarikaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Puṇḍarīkākṣa (पुण्डरीकाक्ष).—The brother of Śrīdevī;1 Lord of all sacrifices;2 an attribute of Viṣṇu.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 39. 48.
  • 2) M 239. 38.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 68.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Puṇḍarīkākṣa (उत्क्रोश) is a Sanskrit word referring to a species of aquatic bird (“white eyed pochard”). The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Puṇḍarīkākṣa is part of the sub-group named Ambucārin, refering to animals “which move on waters”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance. The literal translation of the word is “lotus-eyed”, it is also an epithet of Viṣṇu.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Puṇḍarīkākṣa (पुण्डरीकाक्ष).—A grammarian of the fourteenth century who wrote a commentary named कातन्त्रपरिशिष्टटीका (kātantrapariśiṣṭaṭīkā) on the कातन्त्रव्याकरण (kātantravyākaraṇa).

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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A pupil of Nāthamuni.

Puṇḍarīkākṣa Uyyakoṇḍār is supposed to have very much influenced the character of Kurukānātha, who in the end entered into yoga and died. Rāma Miśra was born in the city of Saugandhakulya, in a Brahmin family, and was a pupil of Puṇḍarīkākṣa. The name of Puṇḍarīkākṣa’s wife was Āṇḍāl. Puṇḍarīkākṣa asked Rāma Miśra (Manakkal-lambej) to teach Yāmuna all that he was taught.

Mahāpūrṇa belonged to the Bhāradvāja gotra, and had a son named Puṇḍarīkākṣa and a daughter named Attutayi.

(vol 3, p 95, 97)

Source: archive.org: A History of Indian Philosophy

Puṇdarikaksha (पुण्डरिक्ष ): Krishna, the lotus-eyed one.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Puṇḍarīkākṣa (पुण्डरीकाक्ष) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Puṇḍarīkākṣa is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Puṇḍarīkākṣa (पुण्डरीकाक्ष).—an epithet of Viṣṇu; यं पुण्डरीकाक्षमिव श्रिता श्रीः (yaṃ puṇḍarīkākṣamiva śritā śrīḥ) R.18.8.

Derivable forms: puṇḍarīkākṣaḥ (पुण्डरीकाक्षः).

Puṇḍarīkākṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇḍarīka and akṣa (अक्ष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṇḍarīkākṣa (पुण्डरीकाक्ष).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv i.140.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Puṇḍarīkākṣa (पुण्डरीकाक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) A name of Vishnu. n.

(-kṣaṃ) A drug. E. puṇḍarīka a lotus, and akṣi an eye, aff. ṣac.

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