Ramaṇaka, Ramanaka: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
Ramaṇaka (रमणक):—The Ramaṇaka varṣa is to the south of Śveta and to the north of Nīla mountains. The people here are white (in complexion) and are handsome in appearance. They drink the juice of the fruits of a big Nyagrodha tree, also called Rohiṇa. These people live a life of 10500 years.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Ramaṇaka (रमणक).—The third son of Yajñabāhu, son of Priyavrata. (Bhāgavata, 5th Skandha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Ramaṇaka (रमणक).—An upadvīpa to Jambūdvīpa: a territorial division of Śālmalidvīpa:1 The island where Kālīya originally lived. Here the serpents agreed to give bali every fortnight to Garuḍa, except Kālīya.2 South of Śveta and north of Nīla. People live here for thousands of years the banyan tree, Rohaṇa in the island; people living there, pleasant to look at, devoid of disease and difficulties.3
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 30; 20. 9.
- 2) Ib. X. 16. 63; 17. 1-4.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 15 62-5; Matsya-purāṇa 113. 61; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 2-5.
1b) Son of Vītihotra of Puṣkaradvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 31.
Ramaṇaka (रमणक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.9.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ramaṇaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ramaṇaka, (adj.)=ramaṇa J. III, 207. (Page 565)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ramaṇaka (रमणक).—nt., name of a city (= prec.): Divyāvadāna 599.5; Avadāna-śataka i.200.8 (both prose); 203.1, 4 (verse).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ramaṇaka (रमणक):—[from ram] m. Name of a son of Yajña-bāhu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vīti-hotra, [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] of a Dvīpa, [ib.]
4) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Varṣa (ruled by Ramaṇaka), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] of a town, [Divyāvadāna]
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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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 5 - Ramaṇaka, Hiraṇmaya, Airāvata < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 37 - Bhuvanakośa: Evolution of the Universe < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 75 - Vaḍaleśvara (vaḍala-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)