Rajiva, aka: Rājīva, Rājiva; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Rajiva 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Rājīva (राजीव)—Sanskrit word for a fish (“mullet”?). This animal is from the group called Nādeya-matsya (‘fresh water fish’). Nādeya-matsya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

2) Rājīva (राजीव)—Sanskrit word for a fish “mullet” (Mugil corsula). This animal is from the group called Sāmudra-matsya (‘marine fish’). Sāmudra-matsya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Rājiva means deer, fish or lotus, depending upon the context. Rājiva also means king.

Source: Manblunder: Lalitā-sahasranāma 307
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Rājīva (राजीव) is a Sanskrit word referring to “red-coloured”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.16)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

rājīva (राजीव).—m (Poetry.) A husband or a lover.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājīva (राजीव).—m A husband or a lover.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Rājīva (राजीव).—[rājī dalarājī astyasya va]

1) A kind of deer.

2) A crane.

3) An elephant.

4) A species of fish; Ms.5.16.

-vam A blue lotus, Nymphea lotus; प्रफुल्ल- राजीवमिवाङ्कमध्ये (praphulla- rājīvamivāṅkamadhye) Ku.3.45.

Derivable forms: rājīvaḥ (राजीवः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Rajivaksha
Rājīvākṣa (राजीवाक्ष).—a. lotus-eyed; ऊनषोडशवर्षो मे रामो राजीवलोचनः (ūnaṣoḍaśavarṣo me rāmo rā...
Rajivanetra
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Rajivalocana
Rājīvalocana (राजीवलोचन).—a. lotus-eyed; ऊनषोडशवर्षो मे रामो राजीवलोचनः (ūnaṣoḍaśavarṣo me rāmo...
Nadeya-matsya
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Samudra-matsya
The piscatory group may be roughly divided into two broad subdivisions, such as the Marine a...
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