Ramaṇaka, Ramanaka: 9 definitions


Ramaṇaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ramaṇaka in Purana glossary
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.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ramaṇaka in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ramaṇaka, (adj.)=ramaṇa J. III, 207. (Page 565)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ramaṇaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ramaṇaka 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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