Rakshita, Rakṣita, Rakṣitā: 18 definitions


Rakshita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 terms Rakṣita and Rakṣitā can be transliterated into English as Raksita or Rakshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Rakshit.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Rakṣita (रक्षित).—Named मैत्रेयरक्षित (maitreyarakṣita) or मैत्रेय (maitreya) also; a famous grammarian of the Eastern school of grammarians which flourished in Bihar and Bengal in the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuries, claiming मैत्रयरक्षित, पुरुषोत्तमदेव, सीरदेव (maitrayarakṣita, puruṣottamadeva, sīradeva) and others as prominent grammar scholars among others. See the word मैत्रेयरक्षि (maitreyarakṣi)iत.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rakshita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rakṣitā (रक्षिता).—A celestial woman, daughter of Kaśyapaprajāpati by Pradhādevī. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 50).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rakṣita (रक्षित) refers to “protecting (living beings)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Arihan said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “O ruler of the Asuras, listen to my statement, pregnant with wisdom. It is the essence of the Vedānta and bears high esoteric importance. [...] There is no other virtue equal to the mercy shown to living beings. Hence all men shall strenuously practise acts of mercy to living beings. If a single living being is protected (rakṣita) it amounts to the protection (rakṣita) of the three worlds. If that is killed it amounts to the killing of all others. Hence it is our duty to protect and abstain from killing others. [...]”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rakṣitā (रक्षिता) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.48, I.65). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rakṣitā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Rakṣitā (रक्षिता) refers to “(that which is) well-guarded”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “[...] [Hawks] should be kept on a platform in a garden, well-guarded (rakṣitā) by porters and cooled with the water from artificial streams shaded with tall trees standing close to each other, where the fierce rays of the sun cannot penetrate. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Rakṣitā (रक्षिता) refers to “(being) protected (by the doctrine)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the provision of the benefit (upakārakāritvam) of those (teṣām) being the rain-clouds, etc. (parjanyādyāḥ) that are protected by the doctrine (dharmarakṣitāḥ)]—The rain clouds, wind, sun, moon, earth, ocean and Indra—those, which are protected by the doctrine, are of service to the whole world. I think, that doctrine, whose progress is unimpeded, has arisen for the benefit of the world of living souls in the guise of world-protectors”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rakṣita (रक्षित).—p (S) Preserved, kept, protected, guarded.

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

rakṣita (रक्षित).—p Preserved, kept, guarded.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Rakṣita (रक्षित).—name of a ṛṣi (previous incarnation of Śākya-muni): Mahāvastu i.283.18 ff.

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

Rakṣita (रक्षित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Preserved, protected, defended. 2. Kept, detained. E. rakṣ to preserve, aff. kta .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rakṣita (रक्षित) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—abridged from Maitreyarakṣita.

2) Rakṣita (रक्षित):—poet. See Aparājitarakṣita, Śākyarakṣita.

3) Rakṣita (रक्षित):—abridged from Maitreyarakṣita, Sarvarakṣita.

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

1) Rakṣita (रक्षित):—[from rakṣ] mfn. guarded, protected, saved, preserved, maintained, kept, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher of medicine, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] of a grammarian, [Siddhānta-kaumudī]

4) [v.s. ...] of various other men, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

5) Rakṣitā (रक्षिता):—[from rakṣita > rakṣ] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata]

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

Rakṣita (रक्षित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Preserved; defended; kept.

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

Rakṣita (रक्षित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rakkhia.

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Rakshita 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

[«previous next»] — Rakshita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rakṣita (रक्षित) [Also spelled rakshit]:—(a) defended; protected; maintained; safeguarded; (nm) a protege; -[rājya] a protectorate; hence [rakṣitā] feminine form.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rakṣita (ರಕ್ಷಿತ):—[adjective] protected; guarded; saved (from danger, death, etc.).

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Rakṣita (ರಕ್ಷಿತ):—[noun] he who has been protected, guarded or saved (from danger, death, etc.).

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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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