Raktabindu, aka: Rakta-bindu; 2 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Rakta-bindu.—(SII 2), a flaw in diamonds. Note: rakta-bindu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Raktabindu (रक्तबिन्दु).—Name of a demon; रक्तबिन्दुर्यदा भूमौ पतत्यस्य शरीरतः । समुत्पतति मेदिन्यास्तत्प्रमाणस्तदासुरः (raktabinduryadā bhūmau patatyasya śarīrataḥ | samutpatati medinyāstatpramāṇastadāsuraḥ) Devīmāhātmyam.

Derivable forms: raktabinduḥ (रक्तबिन्दुः).

Raktabindu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and bindu (बिन्दु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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