Definition of "yaksha" [‖Yak•sha]

  • (noun) a spirit that watches over the treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots

Use "yaksha" in a sentence

  • "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."

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