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Rabhasa, aka: Rabhasā; 4 Definition(s)

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Rabhasā (रभसा) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Rabhasā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is one of the eighteen major purāṇas dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. Those purāṇas refer to a category of ancient Indian literature relating stories of ancient history, topics of various arts and sciences and ceremonial instructions.

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1) Rabhasa (रभस).—A son of Rambha, and father of Gambhīra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 10.

2) Rabhasā (रभसा).—A mind-born mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 26.
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Rabhasa (रभस):—Son of Rābha (son of Āyu). He had a son who was called Gambhīra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.10)

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Rabhasa, (rabh=labh, which see for etym. Cp. also Lat rabies.—Dhtp 205 expls rabh (correctly) by ārambha & Dhtm 301 by rābhassa) wild, terrible, violent D. I, 91, expld by “bahu-bhāṇin” at DA. I, 256. There are several vv. ll. at this passage. (Page 565)

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