Ratirahasya, Rati-rahasya: 7 definitions


Ratirahasya 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ratirahasya in Ayurveda glossary
Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I (ayurveda)

Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य) is another name for Kokaśāstra, which was rendered in Hindi by Ānanda Kavi as the Kokasāra (dealing with Poetics and Erotics), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Kokasāra is a hindi rewriting of the Kokaśāstra (Kokkaśāstra) alias Ratirahasya, a famous Sanskrit work of the Kāmaśāstra tradition which is characterized, in particular, by the division of ladies in four categories related to their body-marks, namely padminī, citraṇī, śaṅkhanī and hastinī, with which the work starts. It is very popular and known as Kokasāra (as the author names it) or Kokamañjarī.

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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.

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Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

[«previous next»] — Ratirahasya in Kamashastra glossary
Source: Wikipedia: Kāmaśāstra

Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य) (also known as the Kokaśāstra) is the name of a a medieval Indian sex manual written by Kokkoka—a poet variously described as Koka or Koka Pundit (Kokapaṇḍita). The exact date of its writing is not known, but it is estimated the text was written in the 11th or 12th century. It is speculated that Ratirahasya was written to please a king by the name Venudutta. Kokkoka describes himself in the book as siddha patiya pandita, i.e. "an ingenious man among learned men". The manual was written in Sanskrit.

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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य).—Name of an erotic work by Kokkoka.

Derivable forms: ratirahasyam (रतिरहस्यम्).

Ratirahasya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rati and rahasya (रहस्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāmaśāstra, written for Vaiṇyadatta by Kokkoka. Io. 1834. 2118. K. 248. B. 3, 52. 54. Burnell. 58^b. Bhr. 214. Poona. Ii, 92. Oppert. 148. 1021. 2004. 2416. 2976. 5143. 5620. 5928. 6985. 7376. Ii, 4123. 6139. Quoted frequently by Mallinātha, by Śivarāma on Vāsavadattā p. 146.
—[commentary] Oppert. 6160. 8200. Ii, 6692.
—[commentary] by Kāñcīnātha. Io. 3250. Burnell. 59^a. Gu. 5. Taylor. 1, 343.

2) Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य):—by Vidyādhara (?). Oudh. Viii, 20.
—by Harihara. Taylor. 1, 87.

3) Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य):—kāmaśāstra, written for Vainyadatta by Kokkoka. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 24. 131. Bl. 250 (10^th chapter: Yogādhyāya). Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 74. Peters. 4, 29.
—[commentary] by Kāñcīnātha. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 74.
—[commentary] by Rāmacandra Sūri. ibid.

4) Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य):—by Kokkoka. Bc 470. L.. 852. Whish 45. C. by Gopāla, son of Sukhadhara. L.. 853 ([fragmentary]).

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

Ratirahasya (रतिरहस्य):—[=rati-rahasya] [from rati > ram] n. ‘mysteries of love’, Name of an erotic [work] by Kokkoka

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Ratirahasya 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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