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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Aksa, Aksa, Aksha

  1. the soul, knowledge, the senses, the sky, the earth; axis or pivot
  2. seed, cube, dice, axle, the beam of a balance, the number 5, snake
  3. a son of Rāvaņa and Mandodarī (V. Rām.); a son of the sage Nara (Bg. Pur.); the Rudrākşa seed, or Eleocarpus ganitrus; the tree Terminalia belerica.