Sthulaksha, Sthūlākṣa: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Sthūlākṣa can be transliterated into English as Sthulaksa or Sthulaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sthūlākṣa (स्थूलाक्ष) is the name of a sage who was in the company of Bharata when he recited the Nāṭyaveda them, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35. Accordingly, they asked the following questions, “O the best Brahmin (lit. the bull of the twice-born), tell us about the character of the god who appears in the Preliminaries (pūrvaraṅga). Why is the sound [of musical instruments] applied there? What purpose does it serve when applied? What god is pleased with this, and what does he do on being pleased? Why does the Director being himself clean, perform ablution again on the stage? How, O sir, the drama has come (lit. dropped) down to the earth from heaven? Why have your descendants come to be known as Śūdras?”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sthūlākṣa (स्थूलाक्ष).—A giant. He was one of those giants who fought with Śrī Rāma while Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa were living in the forest in Pañcavaṭī. It is mentioned in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 26, that when Khara, Dūṣaṇa and Triśiras were killed, Mahākapāla, Sthūlākṣa and Pramāthī confronted Śrī Rāma and were killed.

2) Sthūlākṣa (स्थूलाक्ष).—A Saintly hermit. He was one of those hermits who had visited Bhīṣma in his bed of arrows. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 7).

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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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Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal herb “Glossocardia bosvallea (L.f.) DC.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Whole plant”.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Araludahanādi [or Araḷudahanādi] refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Kaṣāyakhaṇḍa (verse 1.116) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning araludahanādi] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

.—similar to a-harītaka-śāka-puṣpa-grahaṇa and a-dugdha-dadhi- grahaṇa, etc. See Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXI, p. 5. Note: is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): A-harīta-parṇa-śāka-puṣpa-phala-dugdha-dadhi-ghṛta-takra-grahaṇa.

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.—refers to the right of the donee to treasure-troves, occasional finds or accumulations on the ground, elephants’ tusks, tiger's skin and certain prized animals without surrendering them to the king as ordinary tenants had to do; epithet of the gift village. Cf. Ind. Ep., p. 402. Note: is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Nidhy-upanidhi-hastidanta-vyāghracarma-nānāvanacara-sameta.

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.—‘together with the madhūka and mango trees, forests, gardens, bushes (or, branches), grass yūti (grass land) and including the pasture land’; cf. Ind. Ep., p. 396. It is better to take sa-madhūka- cūṭa-vana-vāṭikā-viṭapa and tṛnayūti-gocara-paryanta separately. Note: is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Sa-madhūka-cūta-vana-vāṭikā-viṭapa-tṛna-yūti-gocara-paryanta.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Sthulaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

() or Culla-pantha or Cūḍapanthaka.—q.v.; so read in Sukhāvatīvyūha 2.11 for Culla-patka, a monstrous form for which, amazingly, there is no ms. authority, whereas one ms. (reading -patthena) obviously intends -panthena (instr.) as the note points out (two mss. omit the word; the fourth -pacchena, surely for -patthena = panthena).

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

() or Vyasanātta.—mfn.

(-rttaḥ-rttā-rttaṃ) Afflicted, suffering pain or calamity. E. vyasana misfortune, and ārtta affected.

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() or Sauvara.—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) 1. Produced or existing in a note of music, relating to it, &c. 2. Treating of accents. 3. Relating to sound. E. svara a note, &c., aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

() as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a name of Gautama, the philosopher, Hall. p. 20.

has the following synonyms: Akṣapāda, Akṣacaraṇa.

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—[commentary] on the Ātmabodha, by Śaṅkarācārya. Io. 100. Paris. (B 159 c. D 57 b). Hall. p. 105. L. 678. Bik. 554. K. 112. B. 4, 36. 38. Report. Xxvii. Ben. 69. 81. Rādh. 5. Oudh. V, 22. Np. V, 170. Poona. 43. Peters. 3, 391.
—[commentary] by Amṛtānanda. K. 112.

has the following synonyms: Ajñānabodhinī, Adhyātmavidyopadeśavidhi, Saṃkṣiptavedāntaśāstraprakriyā.

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():—praise of Ānandatīrtha, by Trivikramapaṇḍita. Burnell. 108^b.

has the following synonyms: Aṇuvāyustuti, Laghuvāyustuti.

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():—disciple of Rāmānandatīrtha and Bhūmānanda Sarasvatī: Adhyātmacandrikā. L. 2915. Atmabodhavyākhyā. B. 4, 44. Brahmavidyābharaṇa, a
—[commentary] on Śaṅkarācārya’s Brahmasūtrabhāṣya.

has the following synonyms: Advaitānanda, Advayānanda.

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():—a title of Mādhava, as author of the Saṃkṣepaśaṅkarajaya. Oxf. 253^a. Hall. p. 167.

has the following synonyms: Abhinavakālidāsa, Navakālidāsa.

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():—the substance of the principal Upaniṣads, in verse, by Śaṅkarānanda. Hall. p. 116. L. 182. K. 14. Ben. 67. Bik. 555. Pheh. 12 (and—[commentary]). Rādh. 39. NW. 288. Oppert. Ii, 4476. Rice. 136.
—[commentary] Np. Ii, 106.
—[commentary] by Śaṅkarānanda himself. Hall. p. 116. NW. 272.
—[commentary] by Kākārāma (who was still living in 1859). Hall. p. 116. Rādh. 39.
—[commentary] by Mathurānātha Śukla. NW. 288.

has the following synonyms: Ātmapurāṇa, Upaniṣadratna.

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():—pupil of Viśveśvara: Kālādarśa [dharma]

has the following synonyms: Āditya bhaṭṭa kavivallabha, Āditya sūri.

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():—a poet. Padyāvalī. Mentioned in Liṅgaviśeṣavidhi Oxf. 167^a.

has the following synonyms: Ānanda, Ānandācārya.

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():—a name of the Yogavāsiṣṭha. W. p. 187. B. 2, 56.

has the following synonyms: Ārṣarāmāyaṇa, Ārṣeyarāmāyaṇa.

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():—more generally known as Nānā Pāṭhaka, a Nāgara Brāhmaṇa, taught at Benares about 50 years ago. Hall. p. 11: Jyotsnā Śabdenduśekharaṭīkā. K. 82. B. 3, 26. Bhk. 28. Paribhāṣāpradīpārcis. K. 82. Bhk. 28. D 2. Prādivacas [grammatical] Oppert. 2641. Laghuśabdenduśekharaṭīkā. NW. 60. Np. Ii, 92. Yogavṛttisaṃgraha yoga. Hall. p. 11. NW. 418.

has the following synonyms: Udayakara pāṭhaka, Udayaṃkara pāṭhaka.

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():—son of Vajraṭa, wrote under a king Bhoja: Ṛgvedaprātiśakhyabhāṣya or Pārshadabhāṣya. Mātṛmodaka Vājasaneyiprātiśākhyabhāṣya. Vājasaneyisaṃhitābhāṣya or Mantrabhāṣya. Vedārthadīpikā Sarvānukramabhāṣya. Poona. 9.

has the following synonyms: Uvaṭa, Ūaṭa.

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():—a poem in honour of Kṛṣṇarāja of the Deccan, serving as a sort of Dhātupāṭha. Io. 346. 890. 2525. 2539 (different recension). Paris. (B 82^a). L. 621. B. 3, 46 (and—[commentary]). Bik. 269. Rādh. 20. 46. Np. Ix, 14. Bp. 8. Bühler 540. Quoted by Maheśvara in Vāmanālaṇkāraṭīkā, by Bhaṭṭoji in Siddhāntakaumudī.
—[commentary] Io. 45. 726. 2539 (ṭīkāvacūri).
—[commentary] by Ravidharman. Bühler 540.

has the following synonyms: Kavirahasya, Kaviguhya, Apaśabdākhyakāvya.

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():—the third part of Nīlakaṇṭha’s Bhagavantabhāskara. Io. 1132. W. p. 332. K. 200. B. 3, 136. Report. Xxiv. Ben. 130. 137. Bik. 451. Rādh. 20. Oudh. Iii, 16. Xv, 72. Burnell. 132^a. Bh. 21. Bhr. 123. Poona. 132. Oppert. 793. Ii, 6650. 6747. Rice. 220. Bühler 548.

has the following synonyms: Kālamayūkha, Tithimayūkha, Samayamayūkha.

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():—son of Raghunātha, younger brother of Nārāyaṇa, pupil of Hari, of Benares: Kāśikā or Gādādharīvivṛti. Jagadīśatoṣiṇī or Mañjuṣā. Jagadīśīṭīkā Siddhāntalakṣaṇa. Nirṇayasindhudīpikā. Vākyacandrikā. B. 3, 18. Ataevacatuṣṭayīrahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 157. Anumitigranthaṭīkā. Ben. 208 Np. Iii, 76. Anumitisaṃgativivṛti. Ben. 149. Avachedakatvaniruktirahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 157. Np. Iii, 82. Avayavagrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Avayavaṭippaṇī (on Gadādhara). Oudh. Xv, 96. 98. Oppert. Ii, 10210. Asiddhapūrvapakṣagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 26. Asiddhigrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Ākhyātavādaṭippaṇī. Hall. p. 59. K. 140. B. 4, 14 (Ākhyātavivekaṭippaṇa). Ben. 164. Oudh. Xv, 108. Udāharaṇalakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 40. Upādhidūṣakatābījabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 40. Upādhisiddhāntagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 38. Kūṭaghaṭitalakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 22. Kūṭāghaṭitalakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 22. Kevalavyatirekigrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 148. Kevalānvayigrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Np. Ii, 40. Caturdaśalakṣaṇī. Ben. 208. Caturdaśalakṣaṇīkroḍa. Oppert. Ii, 5617. Caturdaśalakṣaṇīmañjūṣā Io. 2013. Citrarūpavicāradīpikā (on Gadādhara). Oudh. Xv, 102. Tarkagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 16. Tarkarahasyaṭīkā (on G.). Ben. 157. Tṛtīyamiśralakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 14. Dvitīyacakravartilakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 84. Dvitīyapragalbhalakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 72. Dvitīyamiśralakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 12. Pakṣatāṭīkā. Io. 331. Oudh. Xv, 98 (on G.). Oppert. Ii, 3696. 8498. Pakṣatāsiddhāntagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 54. Pañcalakṣaṇīkroḍa. Oppert. Ii, 5627. Pañcalakṣaṇībṛhaṭṭīkā. Ben. 208. Np. Iii, 102. Parāmarśapūrvapakṣagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 16. Parāmarśarahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Puchalakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 112. Pūrvapakṣagranthavivṛti. Ben. 149. Pratijñālakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 28. Prathamacakravartilakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 86. Prathamamiśralakṣaṇabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 76. Bādhagrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 159. Bādhapūrvapakṣagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 48. Bādhasiddhāntagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 54. Liṅgaviśeṣaṇa. Oudh. Xv, 96. Viruddhagrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Viruddhapūrvapakṣagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 72. Viśeṣaniruktibṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Iii, 80. Viśeṣavyāptirahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 157. Vyāptigraharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 157. Vyāptyanugamarahasyaṭīkā Ben. 158. Vyutpattivādaṭīkā. Rādh. 15. Oppert. Ii, 6808. 7005. Rice. 118. Śaktivādavivaraṇa. Hall. p. 56. L. 1986. K. 160. B. 4, 30. Śaktivādārthadīpikā. Oudh. Xv, 102. Saṃgativāda. Oudh. Xv, 94. Satpratipakṣagrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Satpratipakṣasiddhāntagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 34. Savyabhicāragrantharahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Savyabhicārapūrvapakṣagranthabṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 30. Sāmānyaniruktikroḍa. Oppert. Ii, 2111. Sāmānyaniruktikroḍapattra. Oppert. Ii, 3884. Sāmānyaniruktigranthārtha. Oudh. Xv, 94. Sāmānyaniruktibṛhaṭṭīkā. Np. Ii, 44. Sāmānyaniruktirahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Sāmānyalakṣaṇarahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 158. Oudh. Xv, 96. Sāmānyābhāvarahasyaṭīkā. Ben. 157. Oudh. Xv, 96. Siddhāntamañjarī. Oppert. Ii, 7834. Siddhāntamañjūṣākhaṇḍana. Kāśīn. 26. Siddhāntalakṣaṇaṭīkā. Ben. 207. Siddhantalakṣaṇākroḍa. Hall. p. 37. Svaprakāśavādārtha. Oudh. Xv, 108. Hetvābhāsa. Oudh. Xv, 96. Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭīya [nyāya] Oppert. 172. 412. 1220. 2589. 3118. 3253. 3966. 5368. 5469. 5780. Ii, 1053. 1440. 1615. 2466. 4278. 6112. 6654. 7221. 7360. 7868. 9244. 9289. 9571. 9916. 10215.

has the following synonyms: Kṛṣṇa bhaṭṭa ārḍe, Kṛṣṇambhaṭṭa.

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():—father of Bhānudatta (Rasataraṅgiṇī, etc.). Oxf. 213^a.

has the following synonyms: Gaṇapati, Gaṇeśvara.

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():—father of Veṅkaṭācārya (Siddhāntaratnāvalī, Kokilasaṃdeśa). Burnell. 98^a. 157^b.

has the following synonyms: Tātācārya, Tātaya.

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():—son of Vallabhācārya, younger brother of Gopīnātha, father of Giridhara Dīkṣita and Raghunātha. He is said to have been born in 1515: Avatāratāratamyastotra. Āryā. Kāyenetivivaraṇa. Kṛṣṇapremāmṛta. Gīta. Gītagovindaprathamāṣṭapadīvivṛti. Gokulāṣṭaka. Janmāṣṭamīnirṇaya. Jalabhedaṭīkā. Tāratamyastava and vyākhyā. Aṇutāratamya, Bṛhattāratamya. Dhruvapada. Nāmacandrikā. Nyāsādeśavivaraṇa. Prabodha. Premāmṛtabhāṣya. Bhaktihaṃsa. Bhaktihetunirṇaya. Bhagavatsvatantratā. Bhagavadgītātātparya. Bhagavadgītāhetunirṇaya. Bhāgavatatattvadīpikā. Bhāgavatadaśamaskandhavivṛti. Bhujaṅgaprayātāṣṭaka. Yamunāṣṭapadī. Rasasarvasva. Rāmanavamīnirṇaya. Vallabhāṣṭaka. Vidvanmaṇḍana. Vivekadhairyāśrayaṭīkā. Śikṣāpattra. Śṛṅgārarasamaṇḍana. Ṣaṭpadī. Saṃnyāsanirṇayavivaraṇa. Samayapradīpa. Sarvottamastotra and—[commentary]. Siddhāntamuktāvalī and—[commentary]. Sevākaumudī. Svatantralekhana. Svāminīstotra.

has the following synonyms: Viṭṭhala dīkṣita, Viṭṭhaleśa, Viṭṭhaleśvara, Agnikumāra.

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():—precepts for the propitiation of ascetics. Io. 2016.

has the following synonyms: Ārādhanaprayoga, Yatyārādhanaprayoga.

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():—a tantric medical tract. Io. 452.

has the following synonyms: Mahārasāyanavidhi, Kākacaṇḍeśvarīmata.

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():—divided into 6 prakaraṇa. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 29. 73 (and—[commentary]). 84. Hz. 339 (Bhūmikādīpikā ?). 612. (Vairāgya and Mumukṣu). Io. 302-309. 2156 (2). 2174 (4). 2205 (5). 2352 (1). 2442 (3). 2766 (6^b). 2941 (2. 5. 6). 3168 (6^a). 2442 (Khilā Mokṣopāyāḥ). Oudh. Xxi, 148 ([fragmentary]). Stein 124 (Nirvāṇa inc). *) The second part of the Nirvāṇaprakaraṇa is loosely connected with the first part, and has been added by a later writer. Yogavāsiṣṭhe Vasiṣṭhabhuśuṇḍasaṃvāda (Nirvāṇaprakaraṇa ch. 14 fg.). Rgb. 125.
—[commentary] Tātparyaprakāśa by Ānandabodhendra Sarasvatī. Io. 302-309. 2941 (2. 5. 6). Stein 124.

has the following synonyms: Yogavāsiṣṭha, Jñānavāsiṣṭha, Vāsiṣṭharāmāyaṇa.

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():—a contemporary of Rāmabhadra Makhin: Vidyāpariṇaya, etc.

has the following synonyms: Vedakavi, Vedakavisvāmin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sthūlākṣa (स्थूलाक्ष):—[from sthūla > sthūl] m. ‘large-eyed’, Name of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) Sthūlākṣā (स्थूलाक्षा):—[from sthūlākṣa > sthūla > sthūl] f. = veṇu-yaṣṭi, [Laghukaumudī]

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