Raktakshi, Raktākṣin, Raktākṣī, Raktakshin, Rakta-akshin: 8 definitions

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Raktakshi 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 terms Raktākṣin and Raktākṣī can be transliterated into English as Raktaksin or Raktakshin or Raktaksi or Raktakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Raktakshi in Jyotisha glossary
Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Raktākṣin (रक्ताक्षिन्) refers to the fifty-eighth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The man who is born in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘raktakshin’ remains engaged in righteous (moral) and religious conduct, is extremely lustful, does not tolerate the growth of others and is always diseased or ill.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year raktakshin (2044-2045 AD) will be of a tranquil mind, fond of relatives, exceedingly fortunate and amiable.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Raktākṣi (रक्ताक्षि) is the fifty-eighth of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Raktākṣi], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Raktakshi in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Raktākṣī (रक्ताक्षी) refers to “one who is red-eyed”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.21-27, while describing inauspicious dreams]—“[The dreamer] sees a bear or monkey, demons, cruel beings, and dark men. [He sees those who] have erect hair, dirty ones, those who wear black garlands, clothes, and coverings. That man who, in his dream, embraces a red-eyed woman (raktākṣīraktākṣī strī ca yaṃ), he dies, there is no doubt, if he does not bring about peace. [...]”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Raktakshi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Raktākṣī (रक्ताक्षी):—[from raktākṣa > rakta > raj] f. Name of a Yoginī, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) Raktākṣi (रक्ताक्षि):—[from rakta > raj] m., [Catalogue(s)]

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

Raktākṣin (रक्ताक्षिन्):—[from rakta > raj] m., [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Raktakshi 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»] — Raktakshi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raktākṣi (ರಕ್ತಾಕ್ಷಿ):—

1) [noun] the reddened eye.

2) [noun] a male buffalo.

3) [noun] the fifty eighth year in the Hindu cycle of sixty years.

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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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