Rajivalocana, Rājīvalocana, Rajiva-locana: 5 definitions


Rajivalocana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Rajivalochana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Rājīvalocana (राजीवलोचन) refers to “having eyes resembling the petals of a lotus” and is used to describe Viṣṇu, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Viṣṇu and Brahmā: “[...]  In the meantime lord Viṣṇu came that way. He looked glorious and splendid, dark-blue like the fresh cloud and having four arms. He had the handsome features of numberless cupids. He wore yellow garments. He was the king of heaven with eyes resembling the petals of a lotus (rājīvalocana), and looked very calm. He had Garuḍa as his vehicle. He possessed all the characteristic signs conch etc. He was bedecked in crown and other ornaments. He wore Śrīvatsa on his chest. He had an uncommon splendour that was incomprehensible. [...]”.

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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»] — Rajivalocana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājīvalocana (राजीवलोचन).—a. lotus-eyed; ऊनषोडशवर्षो मे रामो राजीवलोचनः (ūnaṣoḍaśavarṣo me rāmo rājīvalocanaḥ) Rām.

Rājīvalocana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājīva and locana (लोचन). See also (synonyms): rājīvākṣa, rājīvanetra.

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

Rājīvalocana (राजीवलोचन).—[adjective] lotus-eyed.

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

1) Rājīvalocana (राजीवलोचन):—[=rājīva-locana] [from rājīva > rāji] mfn. = -netra, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) Rājīvalocanā (राजीवलोचना):—[=rājīva-locanā] [from rājīva-locana > rājīva > rāji] f. Name of a daughter of Jarāsaṃdha, [Mahābhārata]

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Rajivalocana 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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