Rakshitika, Rakṣitikā: 3 definitions


Rakshitika 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 Rakṣitikā can be transliterated into English as Raksitika or Rakshitika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Rakshitika in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Rakṣitikā (रक्षितिका) is the mother of Suprahāra: a fisherman from Rājagṛha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 112. Accordingly, “...  and when persistently questioned, he [Suprahāra] told his wish to his mother, named Rakṣitikā, and she said to her son: ‘My son, abandon your despondency, and take food; I will certainly compass this your end for you by my ingenuity’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Rakṣitikā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rakshitika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Rakṣitikā (रक्षितिका).—name of a piśācī: Mahā-Māyūrī 239.22.

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

Rakṣitikā (रक्षितिका):—[from rakṣitaka > rakṣ] f. Name of a woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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