Rich, Ṛch: 3 definitions


Rich means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Ṛch can be transliterated into English as Rch or Rich, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Richh.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Rich merchants were commonly painted on Citrapaṭas (depicting scenes of human life) in ancient India, as mentioned in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Pages 190 ff.: Here we have a description of the second Citrapaṭa. It was a painting depicting the city of Campā with its people, houses, citizens, beautified with bejewelled ornaments, market places, its rich merchant and his wife and detailed account of one’s bhavāntara or past life.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ṛch (ऋछ्).— (properly the base of the pres. etc. of , q. cf.), i. 6, [Parasmaipada.]; ep. also [Ātmanepada.] (Mbh. 4, 1056), 1. To go. 2. To attack, Mahābhārata 3, 16375, ānarcha, pf. 3. † To fail in faculties. 4. † To become stiff.

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

Ṛch (ऋछ्):—[class] 6. [Parasmaipada] ṛcchati, ānarcha, ṛcchitā, etc., to be stiff;

—to be infatuated or foolish;

—to go, move, [Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 15];—(cf. 4. .)

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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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