Rasakrida, Rāsakrīḍā, Rasa-krida, Rasakrīḍā: 8 definitions

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Rasakrida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rasakrida in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा).—(also rāsagoṣṭhi)—in this was seen the same Kṛṣṇa between every two gopīs, his hands over the shoulder of each gopī engaged in dancing and singing, until all of them were tired.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. Ch. 29 (whole); 33. 2-22; 39. 29; 47. 43 and 60, 62.
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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.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

1) Rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा) is the name of a work ascribed to Rūpagosvāmin (C. 1470-1583 C.E.): an erudite scholar of Indian Diaspora who has enriched the Sanskrit literature by his various compositions with the nectar of Vaiṣṇava philosophy. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXV. pp. 245-51.

2) Rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा) is the name of a work ascribed to Rāmapāṇivāda (18th Century): a scholar of multi discipline, who flourished in Kerala in the 18th Century. He was a prolific writer both in Sanskrit and Prakrit. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXIV. pp. 173-74.

Rāmapāṇivāda describes all the 256 prastāras of metre anuṣṭup in 256 verses, in the short poem Rāsakrīḍā appended to his famous work on Prosody, Vṛttavārttika. This is a unique feature of a text of prosodic nature. The work is divided into four chapters namely paricchedas, consisting of 64, 64, 65, and 63 verses respectively. He designates the works as anuṣṭupprakaraṇa. The līlā of Lord Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvan is the subject matter of the work. He says about work: “It is my illusion that I am going to describe the Rāsakrīḍā of Lord Viṣṇu. I know the learned people only will laugh at me for this stupidity of mine”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rasakrida in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा).—f (S) The circular dance performed by Kriṣṇa and the cowherdesses. See rāsa m.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा).—f The circular dance performed by śrīkṛṣṇa and the cowherdess.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा).—a sportive dance, the circular dance of Kṛṣṇa and the cowherdesses of Vrindāvana; रासोत्सवः संप्रवृत्तो गोपीमण्डलमण्डितः (rāsotsavaḥ saṃpravṛtto gopīmaṇḍalamaṇḍitaḥ) Bhāgavata 1. 33.3.

Rāsakrīḍā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rāsa and krīḍā (क्रीडा). See also (synonyms): rāsotsava, rāsamaṇḍala.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from the Bhāgavatapurāṇa. Haug. 44. See Rāsapañcādhyāyī.

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

1) Rāsakrīḍā (रासक्रीडा):—[=rāsa-krīḍā] [from rāsa > rās] f. = -goṣṭhī, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a [chapter] of the [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rasakrida in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Rasakrīḍā (रसक्रीडा):—n. 1. sensual enjoyment; 2. merriment; recreation; enjoyment;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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