Raghava, aka: Rāghava; 6 Definition(s)
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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Rāghava (रघुनाथ) is another name for Raghunātha Paṇḍita Manohara (1697 C.E.), son of Bhikkam Bhaṭṭa and grandson of Śrīkṛṣṇa Bhaṭṭa of Manohara family.(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Purana(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Rāghava (राघव).—Lord Rāmacandra, who appeared in the Raghu dynasty, the dynasty of the sun.(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary
General definition (in Jainism)
Rāghava (राघव) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Rāghava] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.(Source): archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
rāghava (राघव).—m S The name of an enormous and fabulous fish. rāghava & timiṅgila (another legendary marine monster) pursue each other round the globe. When they shall meet, face to face, the earth will be turned upside down and overwhelmed.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Rāghava (राघव).—[raghorgrotrāpatyam aṇ]
1) A descendant of Raghu, especially Rāma.
2) A kind of large fish; क्रोडे क्रीडतु कस्य केलिकलहत्यक्तार्णवो राघवः (kroḍe krīḍatu kasya kelikalahatyaktārṇavo rāghavaḥ) Bv.1.55.
3) Sea, ocean.
Derivable forms: rāghavaḥ (राघवः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Search found 15 books and stories containing Raghava or Rāghava. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 3: Reunion of Rāma and Sītā < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
Part 4: Story of the thief Kāka < [Chapter V - The kidnapping of Sītā]
Part 5: Negotiations < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 2 - Mankaditya (A.D. 1150) < [Chapter XIII - The Dynasties in South Kalinga]
Part 8 - Nannichoda II (A.D. 1151-1160) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 7 - Vijayaditya III (A.D. 1158-1202) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter IV - Rama’s return from pilgrimage < [Book I - Vairagya khanda (vairagya khanda)]
Chapter IX - Investigation of acts < [Book II - Mumukshu khanda (mumukshu-vyavahara khanda)]
Chapter XIV - On the ascertainment of an argument < [Book II - Mumukshu khanda (mumukshu-vyavahara khanda)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 25 - On the Devī’s Highest Supremacy < [Book 4]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section CXLVII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CCLXXXI < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
Section CCLXXX < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 15 - Mahā-vidyā and the Development of Logical Formalism < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]