Tikshnadamshtra, Tikṣṇadaṃṣṭra, Tikṣṇadaṃṣṭrā, Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrā, Tikshna-damshtra, Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra: 13 definitions


Tikshnadamshtra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Tikṣṇadaṃṣṭra and Tikṣṇadaṃṣṭrā and Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrā and Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Tiksnadamstra or Tikshnadamshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.21, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र) is the name of a champion allied to Devamāya who marched in war against Naravāhanadatta, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 109. Accordingly, “... and when he was captured his army was broken, and fled, together with the great champions Vajramuṣṭi, Mahābāhu, Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra, and their fellows. Then the gods in their chariots exclaimed: ‘Bravo! Bravo!’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Tīkṣṇadamṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदम्ष्ट्र) (lit. “one having sharp teeth or tusks”) is a synonym (another name) for the Tiger (Vyāghra), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrā (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्रा) refers to one of the eight Kaula consorts (dūtī-aṣṭaka) associated with Oṃkārapīṭha (also called Oḍḍiyāna, Ādipīṭha or Uḍapīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Kaula consorts (dūtī-aṣṭaka): Śivā, Ahutyagnidūtī, Koṭarākṣī, Kapālinī, Muktakeśī, Devadūtī, Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭrā, Bhayaṃkarī.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Tikṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तिक्ष्णदंष्ट्र) refers to “sharp canine teeth” and represents the fifty-fourth of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Tikṣṇadaṃṣṭra is known as ‘mche ba rno ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tikshnadamshtra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र).—a tiger.

Derivable forms: tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭraḥ (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्रः).

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tīkṣṇa and daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र).

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

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र).—m.

(-ṣṭraḥ) A tiger. E. tīkṣṇa sharp, and daṃṣṭra a tooth.

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

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र).—adj. having sharp teeth, [Hiḍimbavadha] 2, 7.

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tīkṣṇa and daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र).

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

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र).—[adjective] having sharp teeth.

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

1) Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र):—[=tīkṣṇa-daṃṣṭra] [from tīkṣṇa] mfn. having sharp teeth or tusks, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka x, 1, 6; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] (sa-), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a tiger, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara cix, 55.]

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

Tīkṣṇadaṃṣṭra (तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र):—[tīkṣṇa-daṃṣṭra] (ṣṭraḥ) 1. m. A tiger.

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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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