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ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ | Glossary of Terms

    ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ

    kau shi ka

    Kauśika

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“One who belongs to the Kuśika lineage.” An epithet of the god Indra, the king of the gods in the Trāyastriṃśa heaven. In the Ṛgveda, Indra is addressed by the epithet Kauśika, with the implication that he is associated with the descendants of the Kuśika lineage (gotra) as their aiding deity. In later epic and Purāṇic texts, we find the story that Indra took birth as Gādhi Kauśika, the son of Kuśika and one of the Vedic poet-seers, after the Puru king Kuśika had performed austerities for one thousand years to obtain a son equal to Indra who could not be killed by others. In the Pāli Kusajātaka (Jāt V 141–45), the Buddha, in one of his former bodhisattva lives as a Trāyastriṃśa god, takes birth as the future king Kusa upon the request of Indra, who wishes to help the childless king of the Mallas, Okkaka, and his chief queen Sīlavatī. This story is also referred to by Nāgasena in the Milindapañha.

Translation by Fumi Yao
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Śakra.

Translation by Gyurme Dorje
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Epithet of Śakra.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika
Translation by Tulku Sherdor · Virginia Blum
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Indra.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Timothy Hinkle
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epiphet of the god Śakra.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Śakra.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of the god Śakra .

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Alternative name of Śakra, lord of the gods.

Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Another name of Śakra.

Translation by Jens Braarvig
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Indra/Śakra.

Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Another name for Indra. Kauśika, Śakra, and Indra all refer to the same god, centrally prominent in the Vedas, who in Buddhist cosmogony is regarded as the king of gods in the realm of desire.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Kau­śika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kau­śika

An epithet of Indra.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Another name for Indra. Kauśika, Śakra, and Indra all refer to the same god, of central importance in the Vedas, who in Buddhist cosmology is regarded as the king of gods in the realm of desire.

Translation by Bhikṣuṇī Thubten Damcho
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Śakra.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Śakra.

Translation by Thomas Cruijsen
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika
Translation by Ruth Gamble · Tenzin Ringpapontsang
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

An epithet of Śakra.

Translation by Ruth Gamble · Tenzin Ringpapontsang
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Another name of Śakra; see definition for “Śakra.”

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Kauśika
  • ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ
  • kau shi ka
  • Kauśika

Epithet of Indra.