Ramani, Rāmaṇī, Ramanī, Ramaṇī: 11 definitions



Ramani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Rāmaṇī (रामणी):—Name of one of the six female deities (yoginīs) springing forth from the body of Kuleśvara, the central male deity of the Yoginīcakra (fourth of the five internal cakras), according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. In other tantric sources, such as the Kulārṇava-tantra, she is identified as Rākiṇī.

Rāmaṇī is identified with the pada-adhvan (on of the six paths, or adhvans) and relates to one eighty-one padas. The fearful character of Rāmaṇī is represented as her greed for blood (āsṛglolavigrahā). She is situated in the Svādhiṣṭhāna-cakra which is symbolic for her relation with one of the sixfold sites (ṣaṭpura). She is also related to śiras, one of the six aṅgas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Ramaṇī (रमणी) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Ramaṇī corresponds to Naṭinī (according to Bharata). Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

2) Ramaṇī (रमणी) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Ramaṇī) in 20 verses.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Ramaṇī (रमणी) refers to:—A shy young girl who is expert in the various skills for awakening sweet emotions. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ramaṇī : (f.) a woman.

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ramanī : ((f.)) a woman.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ramaṇī (रमणी).—f S A wife, a mistress, a charming woman: also a woman in general.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ramaṇī (रमणी).—f A wife, mistress, charming woman.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ramaṇī (रमणी).—

1) A lovely young woman; लता रम्या सेयं भ्रमरकुलरम्या न रमणी (latā ramyā seyaṃ bhramarakularamyā na ramaṇī) Bv.2.9.

2) A wife, mistress; भोगः को रमणीं विना (bhogaḥ ko ramaṇīṃ vinā) Subhaṣ.

3) A woman in general.

4) The aloe tree.

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

1) Ramaṇī (रमणी):—[from ramaṇa > ram] a f. See sub voce

2) [from ram] b f. a beautiful young woman, mistress, wife, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Aloe Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent-maid, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

6) Rāmaṇi (रामणि):—[from rāma] m. [patronymic] [Pravara texts]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Rāmaṇi (रामणि):—m. patron. [Pravarādhyāya] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 57, 38.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Rāmaṇi (रामणि):—m. Patron.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ramaṇī (रमणी):—(nf) a pretty woman, young woman.

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