Rajatarangini, Rājataraṅgiṇī, Rajan-tarangini: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rajatarangini in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Rajatarangini (Ranjit Sitaram Pandit)

Rājataraṅgiṇī (राजतरङ्गिणी) or “river of kings” is a poem in Saṃskṛta (Sanskrit) in eight cantos. Each canto is called Taraṅga or Wave. The author of this saga of Kasmir is the poet Kalhaṇa who commenced his composition in the year 1148 A.C. (Śaka year 1070) and concluded it in 1150 A.C.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rājataraṅgiṇī (राजतरङ्गिणी).—Name of a celebrated historical poem treating of the kings of Kāśmīra by Kalhaṇa.

Rājataraṅgiṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and taraṅgiṇī (तरङ्गिणी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rājataraṅgiṇī (राजतरङ्गिणी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—history of Kāśmīr, by Kalhaṇa. Io. 2769. Oxf. 147. K. 28. Report. Xi. Ben. 63. H. 119. 120. Oppert. 7380. Continuation by Jonarāja. Oxf. 147^b. Report. Xi. Xii. Continuation by Śrīvara, called Jainataraṅgiṇī. W. p. 165. Oxf. 147^a. Report. Xii. Continuation by Prājyabhaṭṭa, called Rājāvalipatākā. Oxf. 147^a. Report. Xii.

2) Rājataraṅgiṇī (राजतरङ्गिणी):—by Kalhaṇa. Stein 72. 73. Continuation by Śrīvara, called Jainataraṅgiṇī. Stein 73. Continuation by Prājyabhaṭṭa, called Rājāvalipatākā. Stein 73 (inc.).

3) Rājataraṅgiṇī (राजतरङ्गिणी):—by Kalhaṇa. Contionuation by Jonarāja and Śrīvara. Ulwar 958.

4) Rājataraṅgiṇī (राजतरङ्गिणी):—by Kalhaṇa. As p. 161. Io. 664 (1-6). 1146 (1-7 and 4). 2769 (1. 2. 4-8). 2848 (1-6). 3017 (1-8). Peters. 5, 377. Jonarāja’s Taraṅgiṇī Io. 837. No. 3979. Jainarājataraṅgiṇī by Śrīvara. Io. 1146. 2414. 2769. 2848. 2901.

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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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