Taraksha, Tarakṣa, Tārākṣa: 5 definitions


Taraksha 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 terms Tarakṣa and Tārākṣa can be transliterated into English as Taraksa or Taraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tārākṣa (ताराक्ष).—(TĀRAKĀKṢA). A son of the demon Tārakāsura. This demon was the lord of a golden city called Tripura. Śiva killed him during Tripuradahana (burning of the Tripuras). See under Tripuradahana. (Chapters 33, 34, Karṇa Parva).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tarakṣa (तरक्ष).—

1) A hyena; तरक्षुस्तु मृगादनः (tarakṣustu mṛgādanaḥ)......तरक्षुकुलसेवितान् (tarakṣukulasevitān) Śiva. B.2.44.

2) A tiger; Mb.13.131.1. (See com. of Nīlakaṇṭha.)

Derivable forms: tarakṣaḥ (तरक्षः).

See also (synonyms): tarakṣu.

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

Tārākṣa (ताराक्ष).—(compare Tārakākṣa), name of a rākṣasa: Divyāvadāna 105.2, 6 (called a daka-rākṣasa), and by em. text 104.21, where mss. Raktākṣa, Raktāka (described as raktanetraḥ); he lives Nīlode mahāsamudre.

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

Tarakṣa (तरक्ष).—[masculine] hyena.

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Tārākṣa (ताराक्ष).—[adjective] = tārakākṣa.

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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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