Rakshi, Rākṣī: 7 definitions

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Rakshi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Rākṣī can be transliterated into English as Raksi or Rakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rākṣī (राक्षी).—A chief doorkeeper in Geyacakraratha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 88.
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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 dictionary

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

Rakṣi (रक्षि).—v. pathirakṣi.

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

1) Rakṣī (रक्षी):—[from rakṣā > rakṣ] f. a piece of thread or silk bound round the wrist on [particular] occasions ([especially] on the full moon of Śrāvaṇa, either as an amulet and preservative against misfortune, or as a symbol of mutual dependence, or as a mark of respect), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) Rakṣi (रक्षि):—[from rakṣ] 1. rakṣi (ifc.) guarding, protecting (See pathi-paśu-, soma-r).

3) [v.s. ...] 2. rakṣi in [compound] for rakṣin.

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

Rakṣī (रक्षी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rakkhī.

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Rakshi 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rakṣī (रक्षी):—(nm) a guard; -[dala] guard, guarding force.

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