Tarakaksha, Tārakākśa: 5 definitions
Tarakaksha 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 Tārakākśa can be transliterated into English as Tarakaksa or Tarakaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Tārakākśa (तारकाक्श) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.80) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tārakākśa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Tārakākṣa (तारकाक्ष).—(compare Tārākṣa), name of a mountain: Divyāvadāna 102.29 (Nīlodas Tār° ca parvatau).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tārakākṣa (तारकाक्ष):—[from tārakā > tāra] mfn. (kāk) ‘star-eyed’ [Mahābhārata ix, 2586]
2) [=tārakā-kṣa] [from tārakākṣa > tārakā > tāra] m. Name of a Daitya (son of Tāraka), [Mahābhārata vii f.; Matsya-purāṇa cxxviii; cxxxvii]
3) [v.s. ...] See rākṣa.
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 1 - Description of Tripura (the three cities) < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 10 - The burning of the Tripuras < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 6 - Innovations and deviations < [Chapter II - The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Part 4 - Theme of the poem [Śrīkaṇṭhacarita] < [Chapter II - The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 3.1 - Tripurantaka-murti (burning down of the three castles) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]