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- n. a spirit that watches over the treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Hindu mythology, one of a class of demigods who attend Kuvera, the god of riches, and guard his treasures.
Prajnaparamita, far-reaching discriminating awareness (the perfection of wisdom), the nagas had taken one version of it back to their realm for safekeeping, the gods another, and the yaksha lords of wealth yet another.
It had a god or goddess or demon, a deva or rakshasa or yaksha or whatever for everything, usually with several aspects and avatars and differing names, none of whom were seen much nowadays but who had been very busy way back when.
In the _Kathâ sarit sâgara_ ( "Ocean of the River of Story"), a work belonging to the twelfth century, there is the story of the immoral union of a _yaksha_, or _jin_, and the daughter of a holy man, who was bathing in the Granges.
_Satakumbha_ and _Pancha-yaksha_, a man becometh adored in heaven.
In the foreground, emerging from the earth are two crowned figures -- Nala and Kuvara, the sons of the yaksha king, Kubera, who, as a consequence of a curse had been turned into the two trees.
One night Krishna and Balarama are in the forest with the cowgirls when a yaksha demon, Sankhasura, a jewel flashing in his head, comes among them.
Mythologically speaking, the yech is the descendant of the classical Hindu yaksha, usually described as an inoffensive, harmless sprite, but also as
Mythologically speaking, the _yech_ is the descendant of the classical Hindu _yaksha_, usually described as an inoffensive, harmless sprite, but also as a malignant imp.
India's Chandrayaan Lands Impact Probe On the Moon yaksha writes to tell us that the Indian Space probe, Chandrayaan has become only the fourth nation to land a probe on the Moon.
There is some similarity between the Russian form of the word, and the Singalese name for a (male) demon, _yaka_, which is derived from the Pali _yakkho_, as is the synonymous term _yakseya_ from the Sanskrit _yaksha_ (see the valuable paper on Demonology in
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