Rajaraja, aka: Rajan-raja, Rājarāja; 9 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Rājarāja (राजराज) or Rājarājan is a name that Guṇanidhi obtained from Umā, as a result of his severe penance, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.19. Accordingly, as Umā said to Guṇanidhi:—“[...] dear son, I am delighted at your penance. I shall give you the boon you desire. You will be the lord of treasures and the lord of Guhyakas. You will be the king of Yakṣas, Kinnaras and rulers [viz., Rājarāja]. You will be the leader of Puṇyajanas and the bestower of wealth to all. My friendship with you shall remain for ever. I shall stay near you, very near Alakā, dear friend, in order to increase your love. O son of Yajñadatta, great devotee, come on. This is your mother. Fall at her feet with delighted heart”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation

Rājarāja (राजराज).—The giver of gift; kalpa tree becomes so in the next birth;1 for the gift of gosahasra.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 101. 30, 54, 71; 277. 21.
  • 2) Ib. 278. 25.
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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India history and geogprahy

King Rajaraja.—Jayaratha wrote a commentary on Tantraloka. According to him, his father Shringararatha was the minister of Kashmir King Rajaraja.

Source: academia.edu: The Yona or Yavana Kings of the time of the Legendary King Ashoka

Rājarāja is the name of a king who belonged to the Pratihāra dynasty. An inscription from Chanderi in the Guna District (in the former Gwalior State) of Madhya Bhārat (11th century A.D.)  mentions Nīlakaṇṭha who was followed in succession by Harirāja, Bhīmadeva, Raṇapāla, Vatsarāja, Svarṇapāla, Kīrttipāla, Abhayapāla, Govindarāja, Rājarāja, Vīrarāja and Jaitravarman.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Rājarāja.—(IE 8-2; LL), imperial title; cf. Greek Basileos Besileon. Note: rājarāja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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rājarāja (राजराज).—m (S) A king of kings, an emperor.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājarāja (राजराज).—m King of kings.

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

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Rājarāja (राजराज).—

1) a supreme king, sovereign lord, an emperor.

2) Name of Kubera; अन्तर्बाष्प- श्चिरमनुचरो राजराजस्य दध्यौ (antarbāṣpa- ściramanucaro rājarājasya dadhyau) Me.3.

3) the moon.

Derivable forms: rājarājaḥ (राजराजः).

Rājarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and rāja (राज).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājarāja (राजराज).—m.

(-jaḥ) 1. A name of Kuvera. 2. An emperor, an universal monarch, or king of kings. 3. The moon. E. rāja a king, (of a king or kings,) or a Yaksha, and rāja sovereign.

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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