Raghunandana, aka: Raghu-nandana; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Raghunandana (रघुनन्दन).—An epithet of Viṣṇu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 54. 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raghunandana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [R] · next »

Raghunandana (रघुनन्दन).—&c. epithets of Rāma; रघुनाथोऽप्यगस्त्येन मार्गसंदर्शितात्मना (raghunātho'pyagastyena mārgasaṃdarśitātmanā) R.; Rāma-rakṣā S.

Derivable forms: raghunandanaḥ (रघुनन्दनः).

Raghunandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms raghu and nandana (नन्दन). See also (synonyms): raghunandanātha, raghupati, raghuśreṣṭha, raghusiṃha.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raghunandana (रघुनन्दन).—m.

(-naḥ) Rama, the second incarnation of Vishnu, under that appellation. E. raghu the king Raghu, nandana a son or descendant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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