Rajendra, Rajan-indra, Rājendra, Rājēndra, Rajemdra: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र) refers to a “great king”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Dharma (in the guise of a king) said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “O beautiful woman, you are Lakṣmī herself; you are charming, you are worthy of a king; you are in the very prime of youth; you will be ever young; you are a lovely sweet lady. I am telling you the truth, O slender-limbed lady. You lack lustre and colour in the presence of the sage Pippalāda who is old and weak. Cast off that ruthless old Brahmin always engaged in penances. Look up to me a great king (rājendra), heroic in sexual dalliance and agitated by Kāma. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 6.3 [ānanda-puruṣapuṇḍarīka-bali-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“Upendrasena, lord of the city Rājendra, gave his daughter Padmāvatī to the Viṣṇu Puṇḍarīka. Having heard that she excelled the wife of Anaṅga in beauty, Prativiṣṇu Bali came there to kidnap her. Then Ānanda and Puṇḍarīka attacked Bali puffed up with pride in his strength of arm, despising the strength of the world. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājēndra (राजेंद्र).—m (S) A king of kings; a mighty sovereign.

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

rājēndra (राजेंद्र).—m A king of kings.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र).—a king of kings, a supreme king, paramount sovereign, an emperor.

Derivable forms: rājendraḥ (राजेन्द्रः).

Rājendra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and indra (इन्द्र). See also (synonyms): rājādhirāja.

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

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) An emperor. E. rāja, and indra chief.

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

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र).—[masculine] lord of kings.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rājendra (राजेन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Kāśīnātha, brother of Rāghavendra and Maheśa, uncle of Ciraṃjīva. W. p. 159.

2) Rājendra (राजेन्द्र):—poet. Mentioned in Bhojaprabandha Oxf. 150^b.

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

1) Rājendra (राजेन्द्र):—[from rāja > rāj] m. a lord of k°, supreme sovereign, emperor, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] Samādhi, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet and other men, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र):—[rāje+ndra] (ndraḥ) 1. m. An emperor.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Rājendra (राजेन्द्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rāiṃda.

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Rajendra 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rājēṃdra (ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ):—

1) [noun] a supreme sovereign; an emperor.

2) [noun] an excellent king.

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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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