Ramaka, Rāmaka: 13 definitions
Ramaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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 Ramak.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Rāmaka (रामक).—A mountain. Sahadeva, during his triumphal tour of the south, conquered this mountain. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Verse 68).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Rāmaka (रामक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rāmaka) 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
, or Ramuka. A vihara in Ceylon, built by Gajabahukagamani in the last year of his reign (Mhv.xxxv.122). v.l. Bhamuka.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: BDK Tripiṭaka: The Susiddhikara-sūtra
Ramakā (रमका) refers to one of the various types of cakes mentioned in Chapter 12 (“offering food”) of the Susiddhikara-sūtra. Accordingly, “Offer [viz., ramakā cakes], [...]. Cakes such as the above are either made with granular sugar or made by mixing in ghee or sesamum oil. As before, take them in accordance with the family in question and use them as offerings; if you offer them up as prescribed, you will quickly gain success. [...]”.
When you wish to offer food [viz., ramakā cakes], first cleanse the ground, sprinkle scented water all around, spread out on the ground leaves that have been washed clean, such as lotus leaves, palāśa (dhak) leaves, and leaves from lactescent trees, or new cotton cloth, and then set down the oblatory dishes. [...] First smear and sprinkle the ground and then spread the leaves; wash your hands clean, rinse out your mouth several times, swallow some water, and then you should set down the food [viz., ramakā]. [...]
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Rāmaka (रामक) is an example of a name based on Rāma mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Lord Rāma is believed to be the seventh incarnation of Viṣṇu. Rāma occurring in our inscriptions seems to have been Rāma Rāghava. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Rāmaka) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ramaka (रमक).—a. Sporting.
-kaḥ A lover.
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Rāmaka (रामक).—a. Delighting, gratifying, pleasing.
-kaḥ a particular form of a temple.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A lover, a gallant. E. ram to sport, kvun aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ramaka (रमक).—[ram + aka], m. A lover, a gallant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ramaka (रमक):—[from ram] mfn. sporting, dallying, toying amorously
2) [v.s. ...] m. a lover, suitor, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
3) Rāmaka (रामक):—[from rāma] mfn. ([from] [Causal] of √ram) delighting, gratifying, [Pāṇini 7-3, 34]
4) [v.s. ...] = ramaka, enjoying one’s self, playing, sporting, [Vopadeva]
5) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] form of a temple, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
6) [v.s. ...] a [particular] mixed caste, [Vasiṣṭha] (either ‘a Vaidehaka who sews and dyes clothes’, or ‘a Māgadha who lives as a messenger’ [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])
7) [v.s. ...] Name of Rāma Rāghava, [Agni-purāṇa]
8) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ramaka (रमक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A lover.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Ramaka (रमक) [Also spelled ramak]:—(nf) whim, caprice; swing; ~[kī] whimsical, capricious.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+10): Ramakaksha, Ramakali, Ramakalpa, Ramakalpadruma, Ramakam, Ramakana, Ramakanda, Ramakanta, Ramakanta cakravartin, Ramakanta vacaspati, Ramakanta vidyavagisha, Ramakantatanaya, Ramakantha, Ramakanthashiva, Ramakanthi, Ramakanti, Ramakari, Ramakarnamrita, Ramakarpura, Ramakarpuraka.
Ends with (+18): Akramaka, Ardhabhramaka, Asamkramaka, Atikramaka, Baramaka, Bheribhramaka, Bhramaka, Cittabhramaka, Dilaramaka, Dramaka, Dronagramaka, Gandagramaka, Gramaka, Kalatikramaka, Kolitagramaka, Kramaka, Kushigramaka, Kushthagramaka, Kutagramaka, Kutigramaka.
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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Vasistha Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)