Rajamarga, Rājamārga, Rajan-marga: 14 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rajamarga in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग) refers to the “main highway” (of a city), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Kumāra reached the foot of a Nyagrodha tree at Kailāsa in the fast chariot along with Nandin seated to his right. [...] Pārvatī caused the entire outskirts of the city fully decorated with Padmarāga and other gems. The main highway (rājamārga) was rendered beautiful and auspicious. The thirty goddesses Lakṣmī and others stood in front, along with chaste ladies whose husbands and sons were alive and Pārvatī stood ahead of them. [...]”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—(also rājapatha)—royal roads as frequented by Piśācas;1 in the city of Śrīpuram;2 in the city of Mathurā;3 lighted by lamps during nights;4 persons committing nuisance in public roads were visited by fines and required to clean them.5

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 404; 27. 11.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 130. 3.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 19. 12.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 139. 19.
  • 5) Ib. 227. 175.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajamarga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—m (S) The king's highway; a public road. 2 fig. A fashion, custom, or practice sanctioned by general approbation and adoption.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—m The king's highway; a public road.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajamarga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—

1) a highway, high road, a royal or main road, principal street.

2) the way, method or procedure of kings.

Derivable forms: rājamārgaḥ (राजमार्गः).

Rājamārga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and mārga (मार्ग).

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

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—m.

(-rgaḥ) A royal road, one passable for horses and elephants, and forty cubits broad. E. rāja a king, and mārga a road.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—[-n], m. a royal or main road, [Pañcatantra] 129, 16.

Rājamārga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rāja and mārga (मार्ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग).—[masculine] = rājapatha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Rājamārga (राजमार्ग):—[=rāja-mārga] [from rāja > rāj] m. the k°’s highway, a royal or main road, principal street (passable for horses and elephants), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (met.) the great path, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] the way or method of k°, procedure of k° (as warfare etc.; -viśārada mfn. skilled in it), [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग):—[rāja-mārga] (rgaḥ) 1. m. A royal road.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rajamarga in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajamarga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rājamārga (ರಾಜಮಾರ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] a main road of a city.

2) [noun] a highway that connects major cities of a nation.

3) [noun] (fig.) a proper method, way or manner.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajamarga in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Rājamārga (राजमार्ग):—n. national highway; national road; trunk line;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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