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Takshaka

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Takshaka was one of the Nagas mentioned in the epic Mahābhārata. He lived in a city named Takshasila, which was the new territory of Takshaka after his race was banished by Pandavas led by Arjuna from the Khandava Forest and Kurukshetra, where they built their new kingdom.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Takshaka

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Google previewKrishna (2007)

A Sourcebook by Edwin F. Bryant

Takshaka is a prominent naga, ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature (1870)

by John Dowson

TAKSHA, TAKSHAKA. Son of Bharata, and nephew of Rāma-chandra. The sovereign of Gandhāra, who resided at and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Takshaka, Vaisravana. Kuvera, known as the chief of evil beings during the Vedic period was elevated tothepositionof godofwealth ...

Google previewA classical dictionary of India illustrative of the mythology, philosophy, literature [&c.] of the Hindus. [With] (1873)

by John Garrett (director of public instruction in Mysore.)

Takshaka— The younger brother of the Adityas, and ruler of snakes. — Wilson, Works, XI, 219. Tandu — One of Siva's attendants whom the god instructed in a new style of dancing, hence termed Tandava, and which is reckoned one of the ...

Google previewA Sinhalese-English Dictionary (1892)

by Benjamin Clough

©«b«o, Takshaka, s. carpenter, [Colloq. ©§Sj \Eadvwa\. ©«»< tfS, Takshana, s. chipper, peeler; carpenter; name of Viswakarma the architect of ...

Google previewA dictionary, Canarese and English, revised and abridged by D. Sanderson (1858)

by William Reeve (of the London missionary soc.)

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