Raktanga, Raktāṅga, Rakta-anga: 7 definitions

Introduction

Raktanga 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

1) Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग) is another name for Kampillaka (Mallotus philippensis) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. It can also be spelled as Kampilla (कम्पिल्ल).

2) Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग) is another name (synonym) for Kampillaka, which is the Sanskrit word for Mallotus philippensis (kamala tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of raktanga in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (R) next»] — Raktanga in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग).—A nāga born in Dhṛtarāṣṭra’s dynasty. It was burnt to death at the yajña of Janamejaya. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Verse 18).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.16, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Raktāṅga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Purana book cover
context information

The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Discover the meaning of raktanga in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग).—

1) a bug.

2) the planet Mars.

3) the disc of the sun or moon. (-ṅgam) 1 a coral (also m. and f.)

2) saffron.

Derivable forms: raktāṅgaḥ (रक्ताङ्गः).

Raktāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. The planet Mars. 2. A plant, (a species of Crinum.) 3. A bug. n.

(-ṅgaṃ) 1. Coral. 2. Saffron. f. (-ṅgī) A plant, (Celtis orientalis.) E. rakta red and aṅga body.

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

Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग).—I. m. 1. a bug. 2. planet Mars. Ii. n. 1. coral. 2. saffron.

Raktāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

1) Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग):—[from rakta > raj] m. ‘red-bodied’, a species of bird, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a bug, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the red pollen on the capsules of the Rottleria Tinctoria, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the planet Mars, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the disk of the sun and moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent demon, [Mahābhārata]

7) Raktāṅgā (रक्ताङ्गा):—[from raktāṅga > rakta > raj] f. a species of plant (= jīvantī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Raktāṅga (रक्ताङ्ग):—[from rakta > raj] n. coral, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] saffron, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] the red pollen on the capsules of the Rottleria Tinctoria, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of raktanga in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: