Rajasimha, Rājasiṃha, Rajan-simha: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह).—A king of Vidarbha. His daughter was married to Malayadhvaja Pāṇḍya.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 28. 28-29.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह) is the name of an ancient king from Haripura and previous incarnation of Niśumbha, according to chapter 4.5 [dharmanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“King Rājasiṃha wandered for a long time in the ocean of births and became King Niśumbha in Haripura in Bharata. Black in color, forty-five bows tall, with a life of ten lacs of years, he came to have a cruel command on earth. After subduing the southern half of Bharatavarṣa with perfect ease, he became the fifth Ardhacakrin, the Prativiṣṇu”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
Rājasiṃha is another name for Narasimhavarman II (AD 695–722): a king from the Pallava dynasty.—The great monuments at Mahabalipuram are a tribute to the eternal glory of Narasimhavarman I (AD 630-668). He was the son of Mahendravarman I (AD 600-630) and is known as Māmalla. Narasimhavarman II, also called Rajasimha, built the Kailasanatha Temple at Kanchipuram, a fine example of early Pallava masonry work. Nandivarman II (AD 730-795) was responsible for the other famous shrine Vaikuntaperumal Temple at Kanchipuram. Thus the high period of the Pallava style came between AD 600 and 800.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-haḥ) A great king. E. rāja, and siṃha a lion.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह).—[masculine] king-lion, an illustrious king.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king of Vikramapaṭṭana (Ujjayinī), son of Gajasiṃha, was patron of Kṛṣṇadhūrjaṭi (Siddhāntacandrodaya 1774). L. 851.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह):—[=rāja-siṃha] [from rāja > rāj] m. ‘king-lion’, an illustrious king, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of various kings, [Inscriptions; Catalogue(s)]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह):—[rāja-siṃha] (haḥ) 1. m. A great king.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
1) ein Löwe von Fürst, ein ausgezeichneter König [Mahābhārata 5, 7229. 7297. 7418.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 12, 22. fg. (21. fg. Gorresio).] [Spr. 2262.] —
2) Nomen proprium zweier Fürsten Inschr. in [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 7, 5,] [Śloka 13.] [HALL 71.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Rājasiṃha (राजसिंह):—m. —
1) ein Löwe von Fürst , ein ausgezeichneter König. —
2) Nomen proprium zweier Fürsten.
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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Full-text: Rajasimhasudhasamgraha, Siddhantacandrodaya, Rajasimhapandya, Raghurajasimha, Sudhasamgraha, Mayadhanu, Krishnadhurjatidikshita, Kancipura, Simha, Vimaladharmasuriya, Viravikrama, Mamalla, Kailasanatha, Vaikuntaperumal, Narasimhavarman, Nandivarman, Haripura, Vikata, Mahadeva.
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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 65: Pusalar (Pucalar) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Chapter 7 - Age of Nampi (Sundarar)—Examined < [Volume 1 - Nampi Arurar’s Tevaram (his life and age)]
Introduction < [Volume 3.7 - Unto the last]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
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End of an Epoch < [Chapter XIV - Conclusion]
Temples in Tirukkodikkaval < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 8: Previous birth of Puruṣasiṃha < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
Part 9: Birth of the Prativāsudeva Niśumbha < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 3 - Pota I (A.D. 1161-1190) < [Chapter III - The Chagis (A.D. 1100-1477)]
Part 30 - Tikka I (A.D. 1209-1248) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Pachchil Tirumerrali < [Aditya I]
Temples in Mannarkoyil < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Introduction < [Chapter III - Rajendra I (a.d. 1012 to 1044)]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)