Sanskrit Words beginning with R

Glossary of Hindu Terms with Meanings

Rama at Rameshawaram
Rama in Exile at Rameshawaram in Southern India.


a cowherdess who was the favourite of Lord Krishna and an incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi, also a Goddess in her own right


north node of the Moon; dragon's head


a tribal chieftain, local ruler or monarch


one of the three gunas or qualities in existence, associated with the creator God Brahma and representing the active energy or agitation in the universe

Raja Yoga:

integral or royal yoga path of Patanjali


a band symbolizing protection which is tied round the wrists of males by girls at the festival of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan:

Hindu festival of tying Rakhi or band around wrists


seventh avatar of Vishnu and hero of the epic The Ramayana


Hindu epic scripture dealing with the heroic exploits of Lord Rama

Ram Navami:

Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of Lord Rama


Ayurvedic rejuvenation methods

Rig Veda/Rg Veda:

'Royal Knowledge', Veda of chant, one of the four Vedas, the major and oldest Aryan Hindu scripture


ancient Vedic seers, enlightened men who composed Vedic hymns and Upanishads


the Vedic cosmic norm which regulated all existence and to which all had to conform


terrible or wrathful form of Shiva

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