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Definition of the noun Rakshasa

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noun - plural: rakshasas

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


Rakshasa is a fictional character from the 2002 film Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain.


  1. Rakshasa: A Rakshasa is a demonic being from Hindu mythology. As mythology made its way into other religions, the rakshasa was later incorporated into Buddhism. Rakshasas are also called maneaters. A female rakshasa is known as a Rakshasi. A female Rakshasa in human form is a Manushya-Rakshasi. The terms Asura and Rakshasa are sometimes used interchangeably.
    • also known as Rākshasa, Rākṣasa, 羅剎
  2. Rakshasa: In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, a rakshasa is a type of evil outsider that is now native to the Material Plane. They are powerful sorcerers and, although they disdain physical fighting as ignoble, can be dangerous in close combat.
  3. Rakshasa: The term Rakshasa, originally referring to a demon in Hindu mythology, has been used in western and Japanese literature and popular culture.

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Google previewAKHKHARU - Vampyre Magick (2009)

by Michael Ford

The Vampyre Prabhu Rakshasa is a title of a Vampyre Magickian who has the ability to shapeshift in dreams and the astral plane, who may go forth and absorb Prana using the various methods described here and grow more powerful from it.

Google previewSaturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1883)

Rakshasa means raw-eater, Öuoqbāyos; and like Eskimo (raw-eater) was probably applied to the aborigines by the Aryans. But the Rakshasas of story are magical and mythical creatures. The formula (p. 76) occurs which answers to our “Fee ...

Google previewVampire Owners Manual (2010)

by Timothy Jay Forder

Rakshasa is a Hindu bloodsucking demon. Most likely this bloodsucker 161 INDIA.

Google previewTibet (2004)

The Role Playing Game

Motivations- The Rakshasa is a predator. It sees humans as prey to be toyed with , ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Women (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Our holy scriptures say 'Asura' means Rakshasa. They are opposed to 'Sura' race. Mahabharata and Ramayana speak highly of Deva race and degrade Asura race .

Google previewA Dictionary of Indian Literature: Beginnings-1850 (1998)

by Sujit Mukherjee

of Kempunarayan; prose- work which elaborates upon the story summarised at the beginning of the Sanskrit play Mudra Rakshasa. The most notable feature of the work is its language, which shows ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Malayan language; to which is prefixed a grammar, with an introduction and praxis (1812)

by William Marsden

rakshasa or raksasa, Hind. <J}{-|t1 » demon, hobgoblin, evil genius of the Hindu mythology. Seperti rakshasa iang galak rupa- nia its form was that of a grim and ghastly demon. Batu gadfing iang de timpah Tdih kaum rakshasa itu huge stones ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indian Cinema (2014)

by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen

Rakshasa Rajyam (Bhaskar, Tel,1990) Rakshasa Samharam (Raghav, Tel , ...

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Rakshasa Meaning

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The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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