Rajarishi, aka: Rājaṛṣi, Rajarshi; 2 Definition(s)


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

In Hinduism


[Rajarishi in Purana glossaries]

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Rajarishi in Marathi glossaries]

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.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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