Rajarishi, Rājaṛṣi, Rajarshi: 14 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Rājaṛṣi can be transliterated into English as Rajarsi or Rajarishi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि) refers to “royal sages”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, [...] Brahminical, Royal and celestial sages [viz., rājarṣi], kings, with their friends, ministers, armies etc, Vasus and other chief Gaṇadevatas—all of them were invited by him in the sacrifice”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rājaṛṣi (राजऋषि).—A title of Purūravas, Yayāti and Kārtavīrya;1 attained by Śamika.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 62; 43. 23; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 190.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 32, 38, 54; 61. 80, 86-88; 99. 15, 127.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rājarṣi.—(EI 22), a sage-like king. Note: rājarṣi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajarishi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājarṣi (राजर्षि).—m S A person of the military or regal tribe that has, by the practice of religious austerities, exalted himself into a ṛṣi or saint.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि).—m.

(-rṣiḥ) A kind of saint; that holy and superhuman personage which a king or man of the military class may become by the practice of religious austerities; seven classes of Rishis are enumerated, the DeVarshi, Brahmarshi, Maharshi, Paramarshi, Rajarshi, Kandarshi, and Srutarshi: the order is variously given, but the Rajarshi is inferior to the four preceding ones, and the two last mean the inspired saints and supposed authors of the scriptures. E. rāja king, and ṛṣi a saint.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि).—see ṛṣi.

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Rājarṣi (राजर्षि).—m. a prince who has adopted a life of devotion, as Viśvāmitra, Vp. 284; Chr. 11, 16; [Pañcatantra] 76, 9. Saptarṣi, see separately.

Rājarṣi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and ṛṣi (ऋषि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि).—[masculine] a royal sage.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rājaṛṣi (राजऋषि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Rājarṣi.

2) Rājarṣi (राजर्षि):—son of Kalyāṇa: Camatkāracintāmaṇi. Daśācintāmaṇi. Seems to have been composed in 1634. Yoginīdaśādhyāya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Rājarṣi (राजर्षि):—[=rāja-ṛṣi] [from rāja > rāj] = -rṣi, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [=rāja-rṣi] [from rāja > rāj] m. (for -riṣi) a royal Ṛṣi or saint, Ṛṣi of royal descent, that holy and superhuman personage which a k° or man of the military class may become by the performance of great austerities (e.g. Purū-ravas, Viśvā-mitra etc.; cf. devarṣi and brahma-rṣi), [???; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Kalyāṇa and of various authors, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि):—(rṣiḥ) 2. m. A sage; kingly.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rāesi.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rājarṣi (राजर्षि):—(nm) a princely sage, seer born in a kshatriya family.

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