Ritavaka, Ṛtavāka, Rita-vaka: 4 definitions

Introduction

Ritavaka 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 Ṛtavāka can be transliterated into English as Rtavaka or Ritavaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ṛtavāka (ऋतवाक).—An Angirasa and mantrakṛt.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 107.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṛtavāka (ऋतवाक).—Ved. true speech; Rv.9.113.2.

Derivable forms: ṛtavākaḥ (ऋतवाकः).

Ṛtavāka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛta and vāka (वाक).

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

Ṛtavāka (ऋतवाक).—[masculine] right or pious speech.

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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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