Raghunatha, aka: Raghunātha, Raghu-natha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Raghunātha (रघुनाथ) refers to one of the many varieties of the Śālagrāma (ammonite fossil stones).—The Raghunātha has two openings and four cakras, mark of cow’s hoof mark; line suggesting abow. Śālagrāma stones are very ancient geological specimens, rendered rounded and smooth by water-currents in a great length of time. They (eg., Raghunātha stones) are distinguished by the ammonite (śālā, described as “vajra-kīṭa”, “adamantine worms”) which having entered into them for residence, are fossilized in course of time, leaving discus-like marks inside the stone.

Source: archive.org: Pratima Kosa Encyclopedia of Indian Iconography - Vol 6
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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1) Raghunātha (रघुनाथ) or Raghunātha Dāsa (C. 1680-1750 C.E), author of Vṛttāvalī, a celebrated author of Oḍiśā, composed many work in different disciplines of Sanskrit Literature. He was the son of Vāsudeva and Ambikā. He was the grandson of Śrīnivāsa, great grandson of Narasiṃha and great great grandson of Siddheśvara. He was also the father of Jayadeva and Pītāmbara and grandfather of Nārāyaṇa and Sadāśiva for whom he composed the Amarakośaṭīkā. He belonged to Kauṇḍinyagotra. He was a devotee of God Narasiṃha, whom he praised in the invocatory verse of most of his works. He was a resident of Gaḍagaḍā village, situated on the northern bank of river Prācī in the Sāilo circle (viṣaya) of the Oḍra country (now Oḍiśā). His village falls in the estate of Cakradhara, a Zamindar , who had his headquarter in the fort of Gaṅgeśvara.

2) Raghunātha (रघुनाथ) or Raghunātha Paṇḍita Manohara (1697 C.E.) alias Rāghava, son of Bhikkam Bhaṭṭa and grandson of Śrīkṛṣṇa Bhaṭṭa of Manohara family composed two texts on metrics namely 1. Chandoratnāvalī and 2. Vṛttasiddhāntamañjarī. He was a resident of Kālagiri (=Kolagiri i.e. Coorg), which he afterwards left and became resident of Campāvatīpura, otherwise known as Revadaṇḍā in the Colābā district in Northern Konkana. He mentions about his residence in Cikitsāmañjarī.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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.

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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Raghunātha (रघुनाथ) or Raghunātha Śiromaṇi is regarded as the second great figure of Navya- Nyāya school, whose commentary on Tattvacintāmaṇi is called Dīdhiti. He also wrote a short treatise named Padārthatattvanirūpaṇa. Two other famous writers, viz. Mathurānātha Tarkavāgīśa and Jagadīśa Bhattācārya commented on Raghunātha Śiromaṇi’s commentary. These are Tattvacintāmaṇidīdhitirahasya and Śabdaśaktiprakāśikā. The former belonged to the end of the 16th century A.D. and the later to the beginning of the 17th century A.D.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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India history and geogprahy

Raghunātha (रघुनाथ) or Raghunātha Upādhyāya was the son of Gokunātha Upādhyāya (C. 1650-1740 C.E.): the author of Ekāvalī and Vṛttataraṅgiṇī. Gokulanātha was the son of Pītāmbara Upādhyāya and Umā and grandson of Rāmabhadra. He was the younger brother of Trilocana and Dhanañjaya and elder brother of Jagaddhara. He was also the father of Raghunātha Upādhyāya. He lost his only daughter Kādambarī, who was drowned in the river Gaṅgā, when she was a child. Gokulanātha composed a poem namely Kuṇḍakādambarī in her memory.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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