Raghu: 14 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Raghu (रघु):—Son of Dīrghabāhu (son of Khaṭvāṅga). He had a son named Aja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.10.1)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Raghu (रघु).—General. A famous king of the Solar dynasty. The great king Dilīpa was his father. (For Genealogy, birth etc., see under Daśaratha and Dilīpa). Other information.
(i) Raghu also occupies a place in the list of famous kings of ancient days. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, Verse 232).
(ii) In the fight between the king of Virāṭa and the Kauravas (over the lifting of cows) Raghu was present along with Indra to see Arjuna fight. (Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 56, Verse 10).
(iii) Raghu got from King Yuvanāśva a sword, which he presented to Hariṇāśva. (Śānti Parva Chapter 166, Verse 78).
(iv) He did not eat flesh. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 150, Verse 81).
(v) Kṣatriyas who praise Raghu will not be defeated in war. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 165, Verse 51).
(vi) In the list of kings to be remembered at dawn and at dusk Raghu too is included. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 165, Verse 51). (See full article at Story of Raghu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Raghu (रघु).—A son of Dīrghabāhu, and a man of everlasting glory. His son was Aja. Lust after more territory: knew the power of Viṣṇu's yogamāyā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 10. 1; XII. 3. 9; II. 7. 44; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 183; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 183; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 84-5.
1b) A son of Nighna.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 47.
Raghu (रघु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.116.65, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Raghu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
One of the Hands of Famous Emperors.—For the great Kings Raghu and Aja, Ardha-patāka hands as aforesaid are used respectively right and left.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Raghu was a king of the Surya (sun) dynasty, the son of Kakutstha. He is an ancestor of Rama. His son is Pravriddha, also known as Kalmashapadha.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rāghū (राघू) [or राघो, rāghō].—m Redringed paroquet, Palæornis torquatus or Alexandrinus. 2 Applied fig. to the green filament within haḍagyācēṃ phūla. 3 In ballads &c. A lover, a gallant.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
rāghū (राघू).—m Red-ringed paroquet.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Raghu (रघु).—a. Ved.
1) Quick, rapid.
2) Light, nimble.
-ghuḥ 1 Name of a celebrated king of the solar race, son of Dilīpa and father of Aja. [He appears to have been called Raghu from ragh or raṅgh 'to go', because his father foresaw that the boy would 'go' to the end of the holy learning as well as of his enemies in battle; cf. R.3.21. True to his name, he commenced the conquest of the directions, went over the whole of the then known world, overcame kings in battle, and returned covered with glory and laden with spoils. He then performed the Viśvajit sacrifice in which he gave away everything to Brāhmaṇas and made his son Aja successor to the throne.]
2) (pl.) The Raghus or descendants of Raghu; रघूणा- मन्वयं वक्ष्ये तनुवाग्विभवोऽपि सन् (raghūṇā- manvayaṃ vakṣye tanuvāgvibhavo'pi san) R.1.9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Raghu (रघु).—(= Sanskrit laghu), (light,) quick(ly): raghuṃ Mahāvastu ii.5.9, mss.; Senart em. laghuṃ, with parallel i.201.14.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ghuḥ) 1. The name of a sovereign of Oudh, the great grand-father of Ramachandra. 2. The family or descendants of Raghu. E. laghi to shine, ku Unadi aff., la changed to ra, nasal augment rejected.
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 33 books and stories containing Raghu, Rāghū; (plurals include: Raghus, Rāghūs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.4.62 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
Verse 2.4.268 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 1.4.42 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
The Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XL < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Chapter XXI < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Chapter LXXIII < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 242 - The Story of Rāma < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 244 - Rāma Goes to Heaven < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 5 - The Coming of Sage Agasti < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Restoration of Pātālalaṅkā to Virādha < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 2: Sāhasagati as a false Sugrīva < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 5: Search for Sītā < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)