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Richas refers to a shloka or couplet or mantra, usually two to four sentences long, found in the Hindu religious scriptures, in the Rig Vedas. The origin of Richas is the Sanskrit word which means to praise. Richa can also refer to a verbal composition of celestial sounds called "Shrutis". The Gayatri Mantra is a Richa as well. Richas were recited by the priests or Brahnins.
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