Talk:Rakshasa

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too much fancruft[edit]

needs to be split --Dangerous-Boy 23:00, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

artwork[edit]

Mongoose publisher is a pen and paper RPG publisher, is it appropriate to have this artwork on an article on Hindu mythology? Obonicus 08:16, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

cannibalism[edit]

The article states many rakshasa were cannibals, but shouldn't this be "man-eaters"? I doubt that they are feeding among themselves, but they are eating humans, which does not qualify them as cannibals. Greetings, --88.77.210.102 (talk) 23:47, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Meanings in other languages[edit]

In Indonesian, Raksasa in common usage simply means "giant". From a quick Googling, it's the same in Malay/Malaysian (the sister language of Indonesian). I added a note to this effect, but I'm not sure how to source it without referencing the Indonesian Wikipedia. Probably it needs references added from Malaysian and Indonesian dictionaries (which I don't have handy, and I can't find an authoritative one online).

At the top of the page it translates the word to Malay as raksasa. I didn't modify this - I can't say whether the mythological meaning of raksasa is widely understood in Malaysia. (Nor Indonesia - I speak Indonesian and have spent 2.5 years there, but have never come across the mythological use of the work. Many Indonesians have a passing familiarity with the legends, though.)

Note that:

Use in Japan[edit]

The word 羅刹 'rasetsu' (in the form 羅刹鬼 'rasetsuki') is used as the name of the oni in the legend of Mitsuishi Shrine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwate_Prefecture#Name). I'm not sure if it's just a coincidence but would it be relevant to this article? 210.158.71.78 (talk) 04:19, 6 August 2012 (UTC)


Rakshasa Hardware Backdoor[edit]

In disambiguation it should be added a link with a page that is about the innovative hardware backdoor/infection called Rakshasa created as a PoC by security researcher Jonathan Brossard and presented at the Defcon (but still not released to the public). 87.5.199.128 (talk) 07:06, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

KAMSA : HE WAS THE BROTHER OF DEVAKI ,KRISHNA'S MOTHER . HE GOT INFORMATION THAT HIS DEATH WILL BE BY HIS SISTER'S SON. SO HE KILLED ALL THE CHILDREN OF HIS SISTER DEVAKI.BUT VASUDEVA THE HUSBAND OF DEVAKI HAD PLANNED AND SAVED A CHILD IN HIS FRIEND HOUSE. THAT CHILD IS "KRISHNA". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.213.255.57 (talk) 06:07, 29 October 2012 (UTC)