Ramacandra, Rāmacandra, Rama-candra: 10 definitions

Introduction

Ramacandra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Ramachandra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र).—Son of Puramjaya; and father of Dharmavarmā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 56.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र).—रामचन्द्राचार्य (rāmacandrācārya) (son of कृष्णाचार्य (kṛṣṇācārya)) the well-known author of the Prakriyakaumudi. He belonged to the Sesa family and the latter half of the fifteenth century is assigned as his date. He is believed to have been a resident of Andhra. His work, the Prakriyakaumudi, was a popular grammar treatise for some time before Bhattoji's Siddhanta-Kaumudi got its hold, and it had a number of commentaries written upon it especially by his descendants and members of his family which became well-known as the Sesa family of grammarians. The Prakriyakaumudi is named कृष्णर्कि-करप्राक्रिया (kṛṣṇarki-karaprākriyā) also.

2) Rāmacandra.—There was a grammarian named Ramacandra who wrote a small treatise on grammar named विदग्धबोध (vidagdhabodha).

3) Rāmacandra.—There was another grammarian of the same name who was a pupil of Nagesabhatta of the eighteenth century and who wrote a small commentary called वृतिसंग्रह (vṛtisaṃgraha) on Panini's Astadhyayi.

4) Rāmacandra.—There was also another Ramacandra who was a scholar of Vedic grammar and who wrote the commentary named ज्योत्स्ना (jyotsnā) on the Vajasaneyi-Pratisakhya.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous (R) next»] — Ramacandra in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र) is one of the authors of Sanskrit prosody that have enriched the Sanskrit literature through their various interpretations.—Rāmacandra also advocates the necessity of the prosodic knowledge by the knower of the kāvya as he says: ‘If a kāvya does not possess proper metrical application, it becomes the subject of criticism. Hence the lakṣaṇa of the metres should always be acquired’.

2) Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र), son of Arjuna, is the father of Harivyāsamiśra (C. 1574 C.E.): the composer of the text Vṛttamuktāvalī. Harivyāsa belongs to Ṣanāḍhya family and he was the son of Rāmacandra, grandson of Arjuna and great grandson of Keśava. His grandfather is described as a mine of good qualities, a great devotee of Viṣṇu and well adorned among scholars.

3) Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र) or Rāmacandra Paṇḍita (19th century) alias Rāma Śarman was the son of Siddheśvara Yogin. He belonged to Ātreyagotra and Kṛṣṇayajurveda. He mentions about this at the end of Vṛttābhirāma. Rāmacandra composed a commentary named Jyotsnā on Vājasaneyiprātiśākhya in 1817 C.E. and Vṛttābhirāma in 1824 C.E.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र) or Rāmacandrāvatāra (also known as Raghurāma) refers to one the “ten incarnations of Lord Viṣṇu”, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The hand gestures for the daśāvatāra in dancing and iconography are similar in some cases and dissimilar in most of the cases. For depicting the rāmacandra-avatāra hasta, the right hand assumes kapittha-hasta and the left hand is held upwards as śikhara-hasta. This pose is the same in the images also where Rāma is found with the right hand holding the arrow in kaṭaka-hasta and the left hand holding the bow in śikhara-hasta.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (R) next»] — Ramacandra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rāmacandra (रामचंद्र).—m (S) Ramachandra, the seventh incarnation of Vishn̤u.

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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-English dictionary

[«previous (R) next»] — Ramacandra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र).—Name of Rāma, son of Daśaratha.

Derivable forms: rāmacandraḥ (रामचन्द्रः).

Rāmacandra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rāma and candra (चन्द्र). See also (synonyms): rāmabhadra.

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

Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) The hero Ramachandra, the son of Dasaratha. E. rāma and candra the moon, the moon-like Rama.

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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. 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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