Tryaksha, Tryakṣa, Tri-aksha: 6 definitions

Introduction

Tryaksha 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 Tryakṣa can be transliterated into English as Tryaksa or Tryaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष) is the name of a gaṇa (attendant of Śiva), mentioned in the Skandapurāṇa 4.2.53. In this chapter, Śiva (Giriśa) summons his attendants (gaṇas) and ask them to venture towards the city Vārāṇasī (Kāśī) in order to find out what the yoginīs, the sun-god, Vidhi (Brahmā) were doing there.

While the gaṇas such as Tryakṣa were staying at Kāśī, they were desirous but unable of finding a weakness in king Divodaśa who was ruling there. Kāśī is described as a fascinating place beyond the range of Giriśa’s vision, and as a place where yoginīs become ayoginīs, after having come in contact with it. Kāśī is described as having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.

The Skandapurāṇa narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is the largest Mahāpurāṇa composed of over 81,000 metrical verses, with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष).—An ancient place of habitation. When the King of this place went to see Dharmaputra with gifts the gate-keepers did not allow him to enter the palace premises. (Śloka 17, Chapter 51, Sabhā Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष).—An Asura.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 2. 4.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.13, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tryakṣa) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष).—a. triocular.

Tryakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and akṣa (अक्ष).

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Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष).—an epithet of Śiva; शुष्कस्नायु- स्वराह्लादात्त्र्यक्षं जग्राह रावणः (śuṣkasnāyu- svarāhlādāttryakṣaṃ jagrāha rāvaṇaḥ) Pt.5.57.

Derivable forms: tryakṣaḥ (त्र्यक्षः).

Tryakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and akṣa (अक्ष). See also (synonyms): tryakṣaka.

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

Tryakṣa (त्र्यक्ष).—mfn.

(-kṣaḥ-kṣī-kṣaṃ) Tri-ocular. m.

(-kṣaḥ) A name of Siva. E. tri three, akṣi an eye, ac substituted for the final: see tridṛś .

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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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