Rica, Ṛca: 4 definitions


Rica 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 Ṛca can be transliterated into English as Rca or Rica, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Richa.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ṛca (ऋच).—The Brahmaṛṣis superior to the clan of Pratyaṅgirasa; one learned in rk becomes versed in the Vedas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 78.

1b) From the first face of Brahmā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 53.

1c) The son of Pratyangirasa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 136.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Ṛca (ऋच).—[-ṛc + a]. A substitute for ṛc when being the latter part of a comp., e. g. an-, adj. Unlearned in holy texts, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 158. tryṛca, i. e. tri-, n. A strophe consisting of three verses, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 254.

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.

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