Rishti, Ṛṣṭi, Riṣṭi: 11 definitions


Rishti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Ṛṣṭi and Riṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Rsti or Rishti or Risti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि) refers to “double-edged swords”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The backs of some were torn with javelins and goads. Several heads chopped off by double-edged swords (ṛṣṭi) fell on the ground. Hundreds of headless, limbless trunks were seen dancing and bouncing with arrows sticking to their hands. Blood flowed like streams in hundreds of places. Hundreds of ghosts and goblins flocked there. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि) refers to one of the various Grahas and Mahāgrahas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Ṛṣṭi).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि).—m. f. [ṛṣ-karaṇe-ktin]

1) A double-edged sword. Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.194.7.

2) A sword (in general). Bhāg. 8.1.36.

3) Any weapon (as a spear or lance &c).

4) A kind of musical instrument; सतालवीणामुरजर्ष्टिवेणुभिः (satālavīṇāmurajarṣṭiveṇubhiḥ) Bhāgavata 3.15.21.

Derivable forms: ṛṣṭiḥ (ऋष्टिः).

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Riṣṭi (रिष्टि).—f. [riṣeḥ tiḥ Uṇādi-sūtra 4.191] See रिष्टम् (riṣṭam) above; Bri. Up.1.4.16. -m. A sword.

Derivable forms: riṣṭiḥ (रिष्टिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि).—f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) A sword. E. ṛṣ to go, affix ktin.

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Riṣṭi (रिष्टि).—m.

(-ṣṭiḥ) A sword. f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) Prosperity, good fortune. E. riṣ to hurt, aff. ktin .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि).—i. e. ṛṣ + ti, f. 1. A spear, Chr. 290, 4 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 4. 2. A sword, [Arjunasamāgama] 10, 20.

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Riṣṭi (रिष्टि).—I. f. m. A sword (cf. ṛṣṭi). Ii. riṣ + ti, f. Bad luck.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि).—[feminine] spear.

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Riṣṭi (रिष्टि).—[feminine] bad luck, failure, misfortune.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि):—[from ṛṣ] a f. a spear, lance, sword, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda iv, 37, 8; 9; viii, 3, 7;]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. O. [Persian] arstis; [Zend] arsti.

3) b See under √2. ṛṣ, p.226.

4) Riṣṭi (रिष्टि):—[from riṣ] f. injury, damage, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] failure, miscarriage, bad luck, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

6) [v.s. ...] m. = ṛṣṭi, a sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ṛṣṭi (ऋष्टि):—(ṣṭiḥ) 2. f. A sword.

2) Riṣṭi (रिष्टि):—(ṣṭiḥ) 2. m. A sword. f. Prosperity, good fortune.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rishti in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ṛṣṭi (ಋಷ್ಟಿ):—[noun] a hand-held, long weapon with sharp-edged blade on one or both sides, and sharp point; a sword; a scimitar.

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Riṣṭi (ರಿಷ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] = ರಿಷ್ಟ - [rishta -] 1.

2) [noun] a usu. curved, long hand-weapon, with a sharp blade and a pointed end, set in a hilt; a sword.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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