Rakshasagraha, aka: Rākṣasagraha, Rakshasa-graha; 2 Definition(s)

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Rakshasagraha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Rākṣasagraha can be transliterated into English as Raksasagraha or Rakshasagraha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Rākṣasagraha (राक्षसग्रह).—An evil spirit connected with the Rākṣasas. Affected by this spirit man will immediately become mad. (Vana Parva, Chapter 23, Verse 50).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rakshasagraha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [R] · next »

Rākṣasagraha (राक्षसग्रह).—Name of a particular insanity or seizure.

Derivable forms: rākṣasagrahaḥ (राक्षसग्रहः).

Rākṣasagraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rākṣasa and graha (ग्रह).

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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