Raktashoka, Raktāśoka, Rakta-ashoka: 7 definitions


Raktashoka 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 Raktāśoka can be transliterated into English as Raktasoka or Raktashoka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Raktashoka in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Raktāśoka (रक्ताशोक) refers to “red aśoka trees”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225).—Accordingly, “[Then through the main entrance (of Caṇḍikā), the temple yard:] Her courtyard was adorned with thickets of red aśoka trees (raktāśoka-viṭapa), the spaces between the branches of which were made gapless by flocks of perching red cockerels, [trees] which appeared to reveal unseasonal clusters of blooms in their fear”

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Raktashoka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raktāśoka (रक्ताशोक).—the red-flowered Aśoka; रक्ताशोकरुचा विशेषितगुणो बिम्बाधरा- लक्तकः (raktāśokarucā viśeṣitaguṇo bimbādharā- laktakaḥ) M.3.5.

Derivable forms: raktāśokaḥ (रक्ताशोकः).

Raktāśoka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and aśoka (अशोक).

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

Raktāśoka (रक्ताशोक).—[masculine] red-flowering Acoka.

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

Raktāśoka (रक्ताशोक):—[from rakta > raj] m. red-flowering Asoka, [Meghadūta; Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Raktāśōka (ರಕ್ತಾಶೋಕ):—[noun] the tree Jonesia asoca ( = Saraca indica) of Caesalpiniaceae family; the Asoka tree with red flowers.

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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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