Vaksha, Vakṣa, Vakṣā: 8 definitions

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Vaksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vakṣa and Vakṣā can be transliterated into English as Vaksa or Vaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vakṣa (वक्ष) or Vakṣas is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “chest, breast”, and used in Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vakṣa (वक्ष):—[vakṣaḥ] Chest

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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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vakṣā (वक्षा) refers to the “(female) chest”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That, O goddess, is said to be the subtle (form), now listen to the gross one. [...] The great conch (she holds) makes her proud and the beauty of her crown enhances her beauty. (She is) adorned with a garland of severed heads that extends from the soles of the feet up to (her) neck. She drips with the blood that flows (from the heads) and is fatigued by the weight of her (dangling) rocking hair. Very fierce, she destroys (the universe) by licking (it up). She has big teeth and a thin stomach. She has long (dangling) breasts and a large chest [i.e., bṛhat-vakṣā]. Her furious form is (lean) without flesh. She has six faces and twelve arms and her back is slightly bent”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vākṣa.—(Chamba), tax in cash; same as bācha. Note: vākṣa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vakṣa (वक्ष).—n S vakṣasthala n S The breast or chest (of female or of male). Ex. karūniyā hāhākāra || vakṣasthaḷa baḍavī nṛpavara ||; also tōṇḍa vakṣasthaḷa piṭīta || ākānta karī adbhuta ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vakṣa (वक्ष).—n The breast or chest.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vakṣa (वक्ष) [Also spelled vaksh]:—(nm) chest, thorax; ~[sthala] chest, chest region.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vakṣa (ವಕ್ಷ):—

1) [noun] the outside part of the thorax; the chest.

2) [noun] either of two milk-secreting glands protruding from the upper, front part of a woman’s body; the breast.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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