Rijrashva, Ṛjraśva: 4 definitions


Rijrashva 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 Ṛjraśva can be transliterated into English as Rjrasva or Rijrashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rijrashva in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ṛjraśva (ऋज्रश्व).—A muni (sage) celebrated in the Ṛgveda. Some details. (1) Ṛjrāśva was made blind by his father (Ṛgveda, 1st Maṇḍala, 16th Anuvāka, 112th Sūkta) (2) Ṛjrāśva was the son of the royal sage, Vṛṣāgīr. Once the donkey which is the vehicle of the Aśvinīdevas assumed the shape of a she-wolf and went to Ṛjrāśva. Ṛjrāsva gave it 100 sheep belonging to the people of the country and cut them to pieces and offered the same as food to the she-wolf. This plunder of the people’s wealth enraged Vṛṣāgīr. He cursed Ṛjrāśva and made him lose his eye-sight.

Ṛjrāśva who thus became blind offered prayers to Agni, who restored his eyesight. (Ṛgveda, 1st Maṇḍala, 17th Anuvāka, 116th Sūkta).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rijrashva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛjrāśva (ऋज्राश्व):—[from ṛjra > ṛju] m. ‘having quick horses’, Name of a man, [Ṛg-veda]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rijrashva 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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