Vaikaksha, Vaikakṣa: 5 definitions

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Vaikaksha 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 Vaikakṣa can be transliterated into English as Vaikaksa or Vaikaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaikakṣa (वैकक्ष).—[viśeṣeṇa kakṣati vyāpnoti aṇ]

1) A garland worn over one shoulder and under the other like the यज्ञोपवीत (yajñopavīta).

2) An upper garment, a mantle.

Derivable forms: vaikakṣam (वैकक्षम्).

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

Vaikakṣa (वैकक्ष).—n.

(-kṣaṃ) 1. A garland worn over one shoulder and under the other, like the sacrificial thread. 2. An upper garment, a wrapper, a mantle. E. vi implying “possessed of” or “belonging to,” kakṣ the flank. aṇ aff.

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

Vaikakṣa (वैकक्ष).—[neuter] upper garment, mantle, also = seq.

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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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