Rikshavan, Ṛkṣavān: 3 definitions


Rikshavan 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 Ṛkṣavān can be transliterated into English as Rksavan or Rikshavan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Ṛkṣavān (ऋक्षवान्).—One of the eight kulaparvatas (boundary-mountains) mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Ṛkṣavān, one of the kulaparvatas, has been identified with the mountains. of Goṇḍavānā. It lies stretched to the south of the Vindhya proper and Pāriyātra, and all the rivers from the Tāpti and Veṇagaṅgā to the Vaitarṇī in Orissa wash its foot. In the northern part of this double range are situated the Pāriyātra in the west and Vindhya proper in the east while the entire south part is the Ṛkṣa which is separated from the Pāriyātra by the valley of Narmadā and from the Vindhya proper by that of the Śoṇa. Today we call this whole chain formed by these three mountains by the name of the Vindhya range.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ṛkṣavān (ऋक्षवान्).—One of the seven mountains in India. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 11).

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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Ṛkṣavān (ऋक्षवान्) refers to one of the seven kulaparvatas (chief mountains) mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. Ṛkṣavān refers to the central region of the modern Vindhya range north of the Narmadā.

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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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