Rikshavan, aka: Ṛkṣavān; 3 Definition(s)


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

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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 geogprahy

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.

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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