Vaikakshaka, aka: Vaikakṣaka; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Vaikakṣaka can be transliterated into English as Vaikaksaka or Vaikakshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Vaikakṣaka (वैकक्षक).—A garland worn over the left shoulder and under the right arm like the यज्ञोपवीत (yajñopavīta) q. v.); वैकक्षिकी कृतोद्दामफलकोद्योतिताम्बरम् (vaikakṣikī kṛtoddāmaphalakodyotitāmbaram) Śiva B.29.22.

Derivable forms: vaikakṣakam (वैकक्षकम्).

See also (synonyms): vaikakṣika.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaikakṣaka (वैकक्षक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A garland or string of flowers worn as a scarf or like the sacrificial cord, over the left shoulder and under the right arm, hanging down below the hip. E. kan added to the last; also as de rived from vi and kakṣa with ṭhak aff. vaikakṣika n. (-kaṃ) .

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