Rakshasendra, Rākṣasendra, Rakshasa-indra: 8 definitions


Rakshasendra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Rākṣasendra can be transliterated into English as Raksasendra or Rakshasendra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र) refers to the “Rākṣasa king” (associated with the guṇacakra or ‘merit circle’), according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, [while describing the Merit Circle (guṇacakra)]: “[...] In addition, there are trees, the guardians of direction (dikpāla), serpent kings, and cloud kings in order—[...] [The guardians of direction are] (1) Indra, (2) the wealth-giver (Kubera), (3) the Lord of Nāgas (Varuṇa), (4) Yama the Lord, (5) Īśāna, (6) the fire (Agni), (7) Rākṣasa the king (rākṣasendra), and (8) the Lord of wind (Vāyu). [...] All is here in the charnel grounds; he should give a wreath of vajras [to them] All is also to be done in this same [charnel ground]. [All is] taught to be both external and internal. The Merit Circle, the third, is thus [taught]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र).—Name of Rāvaṇa.

Derivable forms: rākṣasendraḥ (राक्षसेन्द्रः).

Rākṣasendra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rākṣasa and indra (इन्द्र).

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

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) 1. Ravana. 2. Kuvera. E. rākṣasa a demon, indra lord.

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

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र).—[masculine] the king of the Rakṣas, Rāvaṇa.

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

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र):—[from rākṣasa] ([Mahābhārata]) m. ‘R°-king’, Name of Rāvaṇa.

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

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र):—[rākṣase+ndra] (ndraṃ) 1. m. The demon Rāvana; Kuvera or Plutus.

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

Rākṣasendra (राक्षसेन्द्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rakkhasiṃda.

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Rakshasendra 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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