Rajaputra, Rājaputra, Rajan-putra: 14 definitions
Rajaputra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र, “prince”) refers to one of the fifty-six vināyakas located at Kāśī (Vārāṇasī), and forms part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā), described in the Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Skanda-purāṇa 4.2.57). He is also known as Rājaputravināyaka, Rājaputragaṇeśa and Rājaputravighneśa. These fifty-six vināyakas are positioned at the eight cardinal points in seven concentric circles (8x7). They center around a deity named Ḍhuṇḍhirāja (or Ḍhuṇḍhi-vināyaka) positioned near the Viśvanātha temple, which lies at the heart of Kāśī, near the Gaṅges. This arrangement symbolises the interconnecting relationship of the macrocosmos, the mesocosmos and the microcosmos.
Rājaputra is positioned in the North-Eastern corner of the second circle of the kāśī-maṇḍala. According to Rana Singh (source), his shrine is located at “Raj Ghat Road to Adi Keshava, A 37/ 48”. Worshippers of Rājaputra will benefit from his quality, which is defined as “the protector and saviour of the kingdom”. His coordinates are: Lat. 25.19750, Lon. 83.02383 (or, 25°11'51.0"N, 83°01'25.8"E) (Google maps)
Kāśī (Vārāṇasī) is a holy city in India and represents the personified form of the universe deluded by the Māyā of Viṣṇu. It is described as a fascinating city which is beyond the range of vision of Giriśa (Śiva) having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.
Rājaputra, and the other vināyakas, are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas). This book narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Rājaputra (राजपुत्र).—A name of Budha, the son of Rājasoma and the originator of the science of elephantology.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 24. 3.
1b) Prince; special teachers are to be appointed to teach him Dharma, Artha and Kāma śāstras, to train him in elephant riding, chariot riding, and in arts and crafts; he must have his bodyguard so that he may not mix with the undesirables and may control his senses; he must live in a private residence, for an ill-disciplined prince will root out the family.1 A possible internal enemy of the king.2
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.
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र) refers to a “prince” and represents an official title used in the political management of townships in ancient India. Officers, ministers, and sovereigns bearing such titles [eg., Rājaputra] were often present in ancient inscriptions when, for example, the king wanted to address his subjects or make an important announcement.
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Rāja-putra.—(EI 30; CII 3; 4; HD), originally ‘a prince’; title of princes and subordinate rulers; but later a title of nobi- lity especially in the modified forms Rāvata, Rāuta, etc.; some- times also used in the sense of ‘a Rājpūt’ often explained as ‘a horse-man’. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. XVII, p. 321. See Rāja- putraka. Note: rāja-putra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rājaputra (राजपुत्र).—m (S) A son of a king. 2 A Kshatriya or man of the military tribe.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
rājaputra (राजपुत्र).—m A son of a king, a prince.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a prince.
2) a Kṣatriya, a man of the military tribe.
3) the planet Mercury.
4) Name of a mixed caste.
5) a Rajpoot.
5) A kind of mango.
Derivable forms: rājaputraḥ (राजपुत्रः).
Rājaputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and putra (पुत्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र).—I. m. 1. the son of a king. 2. a man of the military tribe. 3. a soldier. 4. the planet Mercury. Ii. f. trī. 1. a princess. 2. a woman of the Kṣatriya tribe. 3. a kind of brass. 4. the musk shrew.
Rājaputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and putra (पुत्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र).—1. [masculine] a king’s son, prince ([feminine] putrī); a Rājpoot.
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Rājaputra (राजपुत्र).—2. [adjective] having princes as sons.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a writer on kāmaśāstra. Mentioned in Kuṭṭanīmata 77. 122.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rājaputra (राजपुत्र):—[=rāja-putra] [from rāja > rāj] m. a k°’s son, prince, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (-tā f., [Mahābhārata])
2) [v.s. ...] a Rājput (who claims descent from the ancient Kṣatriyas), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 210 n. 1]
3) [v.s. ...] the son of a Vaiśya by an Ambaṣṭhā, or the son of a Kṣatriya by a Karaṇī, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] the planet Mercury (regarded as son of the Moon), [Matsya-purāṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] a kind of mango, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of a writer on Kāmaśāstra, [Catalogue(s)]
7) Rājaputrā (राजपुत्रा):—[=rāja-putrā] [from rāja-putra > rāja > rāj] f. (rāja-), ‘having kings for sons’, a mother of k°, [Ṛg-veda]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र):—[rāja-putra] (traḥ) 1. m. A prince; the planet Mercury; a Kshetriya or soldier. f. (trī) Princess; jasmin; bell metal; gourd; musk shrew.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
1) m. a) Königssohn, Prinz; f. ī Königstochter, Prinzessin: kasya narā rājapu.reva.sava.āva gacchathaḥ [Ṛgveda 10, 40, 3.] [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 7, 17.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 4, 2, 5. 5, 2, 5.] [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 10, 8, 11.] [Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa 19, 1, 4.] [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa 3, 8, 5, 1.] [Kāṭhaka-Recension 14, 8. 28, 1.] [LĀṬY. 9, 10, 1.] [Praśnopaniṣad 6, 1.] rājāno rājaputrāśca [Mahābhārata 3, 2125. 2767. 2876. 4, 92.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 4, 3. 58, 15. 2, 26, 4. 27, 3.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 70, 23.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 28, 111. fgg.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 144.] [Hitopadeśa 7, 21. 44, 7. 45, 1.] putrī [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher.6,3,70, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 10.] [Mahābhārata.3,2443. 15602.4,75.] [Rāmāyaṇa.1,72,12.2,38,6.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio.2,26,4.4,42,12.] [Bharata] [NĀṬYAŚ. 34,22.] [Kathāsaritsāgara.7,104. 11,54. 16,21. 18,165. 388. 33,7.] [Oxforder Handschriften 216,b,39.] [Pañcatantra 44,21.] — b) ein Radschput, im System eine Mischlingskaste: der Sohn eines Vaiśya von einer Ambaṣṭhā ( [PARĀŚARA im Śabdakalpadruma] [Colebrooke II, 180]) oder eines Kṣatriya von einer Karaṇī [?(Oxforder Handschriften 22,a,10) Kathāsaritsāgara 24,90. 115. 38,74. 74,59. 111,29. Rājataraṅgiṇī.7,234. Hitopadeśa 39,18. Vetālapañcaviṃśati in Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 23,17.] f. ī [Oxforder Handschriften 22,a,10.] — c) der Planet Mercur (Sohn des Mondes) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 93.] [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] — d) eine Mangoart (mahārājacūta) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] —
2) f. ī a) Königstochter und ein Frauenzimmer aus der Kaste der Radṣput; (s. u.
1) a) b). — b) Bez. verschiedener Pflanzen: = kaṭutumbī und jātī [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] = mālatī [Jaṭādhara im Śabdakalpadruma] — c) eine Art Parfum (reṇukā) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — d) eine Art Metall (rājarīti) ebend. — e) Moschusratte ebend.
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Rājaputrā (राजपुत्रा):—f. Mutter von Königen (Könige zu Söhnen habend) [Ṛgveda 2, 27, 7.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Rājaputra (राजपुत्र):—1. —
1) m. — a) Fürstensohn , Prinz. — b) ein Radschput , im System eine best. Mischlingskaste. — c) Patron. des Planeten Mercur [Matsyapurāṇa 24,3.] — d) *eine Mangoart [Rājan 11,18.] —
2) f. trī — a) f. zu
1) a). — b) f. zu
1) b). — c) *eine wilde Gurkenart [Rājan 3,42.] — d) *Jasminum grandiflorum. — e) * = jātī [Rājan 10,76.] — f) *ein best. Arzeneistoff , = reṇukā [Rājan 6,113.] [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,192.] — g) *Rothmessing [Rājan 13,29.] — h) *Moschusratte [Rājan 19,59.]
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Rājaputra (राजपुत्र):—2. Adj. (f. ā) Fürsten zu Söhnen habend.
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