Rakshana, Rakṣaṇa: 15 definitions


Rakshana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Rakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Raksana or Rakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Rakshan.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण) or Aśvarakṣaṇa refers to “horse protection rites”, according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—For the Rakṣa (protection) Revanta-pūjā, (worship of God Revanta) homa (sacrificial offerings) and dvija-bhojana (feeding of Brahmins) should be performed in favor of the horse.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rakṣaṇa.—cf. doṣa-vināś-āvaṣṭabdhi-rakṣaṇāya (LP), ‘for keeping it safe from the three faults, viz. doṣa, vināśa and avaṣṭabdhi’. Note: rakṣaṇa 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 mythology, zoology, 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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rakṣaṇa (रक्षण).—n (S) Preserving, keeping, protecting. 2 A person set to keep or guard.

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

rakṣaṇa (रक्षण).—n Preserving. A person set to guard.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण).—[rakṣ-lyuṭ] Protecting, protection, preservation, watching, guarding &c. (Also rakṣṇam).

-ṇī A rein, bridle.

-ṇaḥ 1 A protector.

2) Name of Viṣṇu.

-ṇā Protecting.

Derivable forms: rakṣaṇam (रक्षणम्).

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

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Preserving, defending. f. (-ṇī) Rein, bridle. E. rakṣa to preserve, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण).—i. e. rakṣ + ana, n. Preserving, protecting, [Hitopadeśa] 114, 7; [Pañcatantra] iv. [distich] 29.

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

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण).—[masculine] = [preceding] [masculine]; [feminine] ā & [neuter] rakṣaṇa protecting, guarding, saving, preserving.

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

1) Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण):—[from rakṣ] m. ‘protector’, Name of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]

2) Rakṣaṇā (रक्षणा):—[from rakṣaṇa > rakṣ] f. guarding, protection, [Śakuntalā] ([varia lectio]), [Pañcarātra]

3) Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण):—[from rakṣ] n. the act of guarding, watching, protecting, tending (of cattle), preservation (‘of’ [genitive case] [locative case] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a ceremony performed for protection or preservation, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Protecting.

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

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Rakkhaṇa, Rakkhaṇā.

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Rakshana in German

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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

Rakṣaṇa (रक्षण) [Also spelled rakshan]:—(nm) protection, guarding; reservation, custody; maintaining/safe-keeping; ~[kartā] see [rakṣaka]; hence [rakṣaṇīya] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rakṣaṇa (ರಕ್ಷಣ):—

1) [noun] = ರಕ್ಷಣೆ - [rakshane -] 1.

2) [noun] (dance.) a kind of hand gesture in giving protection.

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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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