Taksha, Takṣa: 9 definitions


Taksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Takṣa can be transliterated into English as Taksa or Taksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Takṣa (तक्ष).—A son born to Bharata of his wife Māṇḍavī. This prince along with his brother Puṣkara conquered Gāndhāradeśa and created Takṣaśilānagarī there. (Uttarakāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, and Vāyu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Takṣa (तक्ष).—A son of Bharata, founded Takṣaśīla in Gāndhāra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 11. 12; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 190; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 189; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 104.

1b) A son of Vṛka and Durvārkṣī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 43.
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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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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Takṣa (तक्ष) represents the number 8 (eight) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 8—takṣa] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Takṣa (तक्ष) refers to “snakes with five dots on the head; turned towards right side; moves quickly” and represents a classification of Divine Snakes, as taught in the Nāganāman (“names of the Sarpas”) section of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The first aspect of the Agadatantra is about the names of the sarpas and their features. The Kāśyapasaṃhitā verse IV.6-19 provide information on divine serpents [e.g., Takṣa], their characterstic features, origin and other details.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Takṣa (तक्ष).—[adjective] cutting off, destroying (—°); [masculine] a carpenter (—°); [Name] of a serpent-demon etc.

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

1) Takṣa (तक्ष):—[from takṣ] 1. takṣa mfn. ‘cutting through’ See tapas-

2) [v.s. ...] m. ifc. = kṣan, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; lxxxvii, 20 and 24] (cf. kauṭa-, grāma-)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga (cf. kṣaka), [Kauśika-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son [of Bharata, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 100 f.; Raghuvaṃśa xv, 89; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 11, 12]; (also kṣaka); of Vṛka, 24, 42].

5) [v.s. ...] 2. takṣa in [compound] for kṣan,

[Sanskrit to German]

Taksha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Takṣa (ತಕ್ಷ):—

1) [noun] a workman who builds or repairs wooden furniture and structures, as houses, scaffolds or shelving; a carpenter.

2) [noun] a man who models, carves or otherwise fashions figures or forms of stone, metal, etc.; a sculptor.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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