Rikshashringa, Ṛkṣaśṛṅga: 1 definition



Rikshashringa 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 Ṛkṣaśṛṅga can be transliterated into English as Rksasrnga or Rikshashringa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ṛkṣaśṛṅga (ऋक्षशृङ्ग).—The younger son of Dīrghatapas who was performing tapas in Mandāravana on the northern part of Kāśī. Since he was killed by Citrasena, all others committed suicide. But Dīrghatapas who was left behind collected their bones, and deposited them in the sacred Śūlabhedatīrtha. Skanda Purāṇa says that consequently they attained Heaven.

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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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