Ramanatha, Rāmanātha, Ramānātha, Ramnath, Rama-natha: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ramanatha in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Rāmanātha is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.

The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Rāmanātha) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Rāmanātha (रामनाथ).—(विद्यावाचस्पति (vidyāvācaspati)) a Sanskrit scholar of the 17th century who studied Vyakarana,. Dharma, Alamkara and other Sastras and wrote a grammar work कातन्त्ररहस्य (kātantrarahasya), besides many books on other Sastras.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Rāmanātha (रामनाथ) is the author of a commentary on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā: one of the three great works of Vāgbhaṭa.—The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā consists only of verses. The eight-fold division is observed in the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā too, though not as strictly as in the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha. Numerous commentaries on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā [viz., Rāmanātha’s commentary], many of them unedited so far, can be traced in manuscripts, catalogues, publishers’ lists, etc.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Ramānātha (रमानाथ) refers to the “lord of Lakṣmī (i.e., Ramā)” and is used as an epithet for Viṣṇu, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.36. Accordingly, as the Sages prayed to Viṣṇu:—“[...] O lord of Lakṣmī (ramānātha), lord of Devas, O great lord, lord of everyone, save the sacrifice of Dakṣa. Undoubtedly you are the sacrifice, the performer of sacrifice, the sacrifice embodied, ancillary to sacrifice and the protector of sacrifice. Please save, save the sacrifice. There is none else than you to protect it”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Ramānātha (रमानाथ) refers to:—The master of Ramā, another name for Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Rāmanātha (रामनाथ) (or simply Rāma) refers to one of the Nine Nāthas according to sources such as the Kulakaulinīmata and Kumārikākhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra.—This group of nine Nātha Siddhas related to Gorakhanātha are venerated by his followers as nine founder figures. According to the Kulakaulinīmata, Mitranātha made nine disciples in Candrapura in Koṅkaṇa. These are called the Current of Men that Mitrīśa, the First Teacher of this Age, generated as his spiritual sons. These Nine Nāthas [e.g., Rāmanātha] originally resided in his body as his vital breaths from which they emerged and were born as men in nine places.—Rāmanātha is associated with the following: Breath: Devadatta; Gods of the Directions: Īśāna; Planet: Rahu; Snake (Nāga): Padma; Other names: Saṃyamana. According to the Kumārikākhaṇḍa and Siddhakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, Rāma is also known as Kṛṣṇa (Ratnanātha).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Teachers, Saints and Sages

Rāmanātha (रामनाथ) refers to one of the eighty-four Siddhas (Siddhācāryas) mentioned in various sources as being representative teachers of Sahajiya Tantrism, Alchemy, Nath Sampradaya and other traditions having influence in the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas.—Many of these Mahāsiddhas [e.g., Rāmanātha] were historical figures whose lives and mystical powers were the subject of legends. They are often associated with teachings belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Ajivikism and Jainism and are evident of a caste-less interreligious spiritual society.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ramanatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ramānātha (रमानाथ).—epithets of Viṣṇu; Bhāgavata 1. 55.4.

Derivable forms: ramānāthaḥ (रमानाथः).

Ramānātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ramā and nātha (नाथ). See also (synonyms): ramāspada, ramākānta, ramāpati.

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

Ramānātha (रमानाथ).—[masculine] lord of Ramā i.e. Viṣṇu.

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Rāmanātha (रामनाथ).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Rāma, [Name] of [several] men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ramānātha (रमानाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Abhirāmakāvya.

2) Ramānātha (रमानाथ):—Jāgadīśīṭippaṇa. Akāṅkṣāvādaṭippaṇa. Ākāśavādaṭippaṇa. Ākhyātavādaṭippaṇa. Nañvādaṭippaṇa.

3) Ramānātha (रमानाथ):—Nāradasmṛtiṭīkā.

4) Ramānātha (रमानाथ):—Prayogadarpaṇa.

5) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—guru of Mukunda Muni (Advaitajñānasarvasva etc.). Hall. p. 100. 111.

Rāmanātha has the following synonyms: Rāmacandra.

6) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—son of Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa, father of Rāmagopāla Śarman (Varṇabhairava). L. 280.

7) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Kārikāvaliṭippaṇa. Tarkasaṃgrahaṭippaṇa. Nyāyasiddhāntamuktāvaliṭippaṇa. Maṅgalavādaṭippaṇa.

8) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Narapatijayacaryāṭīkā.

9) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Muktāvali Meghadūtaṭīkā.

10) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Vaidyamanotsavaṭikā. Vaidyavinodaṭīkā.

11) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—son of Raghunāthadeva: Campū. Bik. 254.

12) Ramānātha (रमानाथ):—Rudracintāmaṇi.

13) Ramānātha (रमानाथ):—Amarakośaṭīkā.

14) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Prayogasaṃgraha.

15) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—author of Rāmanāthapaddhati. Mentioned by Vedajñāna in Ātmārthapūjāpaddhati. Hz. 2 p. 106.

16) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Viśeṣaṇaviśiṣṭajñānahetuhetumadbhāvanirūpaṇa ny

17) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—Sarvārthasāra vedānta.

18) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—C. on the Sūryasahasranāman from the Bhavishyottarapurāṇa.

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

1) Ramānātha (रमानाथ):—[=ramā-nātha] [from ramā > ram] m. idem, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various authors (also with vaidya and rāyi), [Catalogue(s)]

3) Rāmanātha (रामनाथ):—[=rāma-nātha] [from rāma] m. ‘R’s lord’, Name of R°s Dāśarathi, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] (with hosalādhīśvara) of a king of Deva-giri (also called Rāma-candra), [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] of a teacher (also called Rāma-candra), [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] of another man, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] (also with cakra-vartin, vidyā-vācas-pati, and siddhānta) of various authors, [ib.]

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Ramanatha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ramanatha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rāmanātha (ರಾಮನಾಥ):—[noun] Śiva.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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