Definition of Rakshasa

1. Noun. (''in Hinduism'') A malignant demon at war with Rama and Hanuman; a representation of such a demon ¹



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Definition of Rakshasa

1. rakshas [n -S] - See also: rakshas

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rakshasa

rakestales
rakhi
rakhis
raki
rakia
rakias
rakija
raking
rakings
rakis
rakish
rakishly
rakishness
rakishnesses
rakshas
rakshasa (current term)
rakshasas
rakshases
rakshasi
rakshasis
raku
rakus
rakuware
rakyat
rakyats
ral
rale
rales
rallentando
ralliance

Literary usage of Rakshasa

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1. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1874)
"rakshasa, on his part, sends a minstrel to sing verses in the hearing of ... rakshasa hears that the quarrel has reached such a pitch, that Chanakya has ..."

2. Village Folk-tales of Ceylon by Henry Parker (1914)
"219 The Story of the rakshasa IN a certain country three youths, brothers, ... At that time the rakshasa brought and gave them food for all three to eat. ..."

3. Natives of Northern India by William Crooke (1907)
"Malignant spirits: the rakshasa, the Deo, the Daitya, the Bhut. Animal-worship: Tigers, Snakes. Totemism. Progress of Animism into Hinduism. ..."

4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"... scattered the aboriginal mees styled rakshasa or demons driving some into the mountain and forest retreats, where we still find them living in barbarous ..."

5. Ancient and Mediaeval India by Manning (Charlotte Speir) (1869)
"From which reflections we infer that rakshasa was probably more fitted for literary than ... The plots drag on rather wearily, until rakshasa is subdued, ..."

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