Rakshoghna, Rakṣoghna, Rakshas-ghna: 11 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Rakṣoghna can be transliterated into English as Raksoghna or Rakshoghna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न) is another name (synonym) for Hiṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Ferula assa-foetida (asafoetida). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.72-75), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. The synonym can also be divided as two separate synonyms, Śūlaghna and Gulmaghna.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न):—[rakṣoghnaṃ] Substances used to prevent infection

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न) refers to “white mustard”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 15.1-2, while describing protection rituals]—“I shall now explain how the lord of mantra [Amṛteśa] provides all protection, [how] the protector of mantra is strong and great, and how white mustard (rakṣoghna) [becomes more effective] when infused with perfume. A person who receives the white mustard seed, [over which the Mantrin] has recited the mantra seven times, and who always keeps it on his head, he is freed of all faults. [...] Since all Rakṣasas run away and are killed, then O Devi, I call [white mustard seeds] rakṣoghna. They spread on Earth and in all battles between demons and the chiefs of gods”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न).—white mustard.

-ghnam sour rice-gruel.

Derivable forms: rakṣoghnaḥ (रक्षोघ्नः).

Rakṣoghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakṣas and ghna (घ्न).

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

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न).—m.

(-ghnaḥ) Marking-nut plant. n. (-ghna) 1. Sour gruel made from the fermentation of rice-water. 2. Asafœtida. E. rakṣas a goblin, and ghna destroying, repelling.

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

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न).—[adjective] driving back or killing Rākṣasas.

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

1) Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न):—[=rakṣo-ghna] [from rakṣo > rakṣ] mfn. driving back or destroying R°s [Kauśika-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. ([scilicet] mantra) a spell or incantation destructive of R°s [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] (-mantra m. Name of [work])

4) [v.s. ...] (-sūkta n. Name of [work])

5) [v.s. ...] m. Semecarpus Anocardium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] white mustard, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] n. sour rice-gruel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Asa Foetida, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (for rakṣo-ghnī See under -han).

9) Rākṣoghna (राक्षोघ्न):—mf(ī)n. ([from] rakṣo-ghna) relating to the slayer of a Rakṣas, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

10) n. Name of various Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Rakṣoghna (रक्षोघ्न):—[rakṣo+ghna] (ghnaḥ) 1. m. Marking-nut plant. n. Sour gruel; asafoetida.

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Rakshoghna 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rakshoghna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rakṣōghna (ರಕ್ಷೋಘ್ನ):—[adjective] providing protection against (demons, evil spirits, 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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