Rajanicara, Rajanīcara, Rajani-cara: 10 definitions
Rajanicara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Rajanichara.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rajanīcara (रजनीचर).—a S That moves at night;--applied to owls, bats, thieves, Rakshas &c. Ex. avaghē matavādī ra0 || śaṅkara tyāvari raghuvīra ||.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Rajanicara (रजनिचर) or Rajanīcara (रजनीचर).—
1) a nightstalker, demon, goblin.
2) a thief.
3) a night-watcher.
4) Name of the moon.
Derivable forms: rajanicaraḥ (रजनिचरः), rajanīcaraḥ (रजनीचरः).
Rajanicara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rajani and cara (चर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. A Rakshasa a fiend, a goblin, a ghost. 2. A watchman. 3. A thief. E. rajanī night, cara who goes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rajanicara (रजनिचर).—rajanī cara, I. adj. Wandering at night, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2583 (nī). Ii. m. 1. A Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 53, 61 (nī). 2. A thief.
Rajanicara can also be spelled as Rajanīcara (रजनीचर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rajanicara (रजनिचर).—[masculine] a Rākṣasa (night-rover).
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Rajanīcara (रजनीचर).—[masculine] night-walker, the moon or a Rākṣasa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rajanicara (रजनिचर):—[=rajani-cara] [from rajani > raj] m. ‘night-rover’, a Rākṣasa, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] a night-watcher, [Viddhaśālabhañjikā]
3) Rajanīcara (रजनीचर):—[=rajanī-cara] [from rajanī > raj] mfn. wandering in the night (as the moon), [Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a n°-rover (-nātha m. ‘lord of the n°-r°’, the moon; [wrong reading] rajanī-caran), [Hitopadeśa]
5) [v.s. ...] m. a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] a n°-watcher, [Horace H. Wilson]
7) [v.s. ...] a thief, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rajanicara (रजनिचर):—[rajani-cara] (raḥ) 1. m. A goblin; theif.
2) Rajanīcara (रजनीचर):—[rajanī-cara] (raḥ) 1. m. A Rākshasa; a ghost; a watchman; a thief.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Rajanicara (ರಜನಿಚರ):—[noun] = ರಜನೀಚರ [rajanicara].
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1) [noun] a man who wanders (only) during night, as a demon, thief, night-watchman.
2) [noun] the moon.
3) [noun] any of nocturnal birds as owl, bat, etc.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 16 - Origin of Sunandā and Other Mother Goddesses < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
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Viṣṇu-sahasranāma (Garland of a Thousand Epithets of Viṣṇu) < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
5. Epithets of Rudra-Śiva tracked in the Upaniṣadic literature < [Chapter 6b - Epithets (References)]