Rikshanayaka, Riksha-nayaka, Ṛkṣanāyaka: 2 definitions



Rikshanayaka 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 Ṛkṣanāyaka can be transliterated into English as Rksanayaka or Rikshanayaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

[«previous next»] — Rikshanayaka in Vastushastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Ṛkṣanāyaka (ऋक्षनायक):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Agnipurāṇa, featuring a list of 45 temple types. It is listed under the group named Maṇika, featuring oval-shaped temples. This list represents the classification of temples in North-India.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ṛkṣanāyaka (ऋक्षनायक).—A kind of round building. (Agnipurāṇa ch. 14; V.19.2).

Derivable forms: ṛkṣanāyakaḥ (ऋक्षनायकः).

Ṛkṣanāyaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛkṣa and nāyaka (नायक).

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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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