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Line breaks: rak|shasa
Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːkʃəsə
(also raksasa)

Definition of rakshasa in English:


(In Hindu mythology) a malignant demon.
Example sentences
  • Surrounded by ghastly Raksasas who bore all kinds of weapons, he stormed at Rama.
  • The Rakshasas robbed people of their senses and 'possessed' them.
  • On the same mountain lived a Raksasa named Parasu, frightening the heavenly Brahmins.


from Sanskrit rākṣasa 'demon'.

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