Raktakshin, Raktākṣin: 2 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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

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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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