Rakshabandhana, Rakṣābandhana, Raksha-bandhana: 2 definitions
Rakshabandhana 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.
The Sanskrit term Rakṣābandhana can be transliterated into English as Raksabandhana or Rakshabandhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Rakṣābandhana (रक्षाबन्धन) refers to a certain ceremony performed by Ādiśaiva priests (Ācāryas), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—The Ācāryas were honoured with dakṣiṇā on the occasion of [various] ritual ceremonies. Besides that, they received a share of the naivedya and nirmālya each day. [...] After tying of the protective rakṣābandhana at the beginning of many rituals, the Yajamāna is asked to honour the Ācārya, Daivajña, Purohita and all other Brāhmaṇas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rakṣābandhana (रक्षाबंधन).—n (S) The binding of rakṣā around the wrist on the day of the full moon of Shrawan̤.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Rakshabandhanavidhi.
Ends with: Duryodhanarakshabandhana.
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