Riktapani, aka: Rikta-pani, Riktapāṇi; 3 Definition(s)


Riktapani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Riktapani in Marathi glossaries]

riktapāṇi (रिक्तपाणि).—a (S) Empty-handed;--used esp. of one proceeding, unfurnished with an offering or a present, to render homage to a king or an idol. Ex. xxiii. 15.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

riktapāṇi (रिक्तपाणि).—a Empty-handed.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Riktapani in Sanskrit glossaries]

Riktapāṇi (रिक्तपाणि).—a. empty-handed, bringing no present (of flowers &c.); रिक्तपाणिर्न पश्येत राजानं देवतां गुरुम् (riktapāṇirna paśyeta rājānaṃ devatāṃ gurum) Subhāṣ; अहमपि देवीं प्रेक्षितुमरिक्तपाणिर्भवामि (ahamapi devīṃ prekṣitumariktapāṇirbhavāmi) M.4.

Riktapāṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rikta and pāṇi (पाणि). See also (synonyms): riktahasta.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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