Ramaniya, Ramaṇīya: 16 definitions
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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Ramaṇīya (रमणीय) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) to which Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) assigned the alternative name of Sundara in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Ramaṇīya (रमणीय) is one of the four Añjana-mountains situated in the northern direction of the central part of Nandīśvaradvīpa, according to Jain cosmology. It has a black colour and on the top are temples of the Arhats (tīrthaṅkaras), decorated with jewelled platforms (maṇipīṭhikā), diases (devacchandaka) and statues (śāśvata-bimba) of Ṛṣabha, Vardhamāna, Candrāmana and Vāriṣeṇa in the paryaṅka posture.
The Ramaṇīya mountain lies in Nandīśvaradvīpa, which is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) and is mentioned in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
1) Ramaṇīya (रमणीय) refers to one of the Añjana mountains, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, after the Jina’s bath: “[...] The Indra of Īśāna also descended to the Añjana mountain Ramaṇīya, always charming, situated in the north. In the same way in the shrine there he made an eight-day festival to an equal number of eternal images of the Arhats. In the same way in the shrine there he made an eight-day festival to an equal number of eternal images of the Arhats. In like manner his Lokapālas made a festival to the eternal Arhat-images on the Dadhimukha Mountains in the lakes. [...]”.
2) Ramaṇīya (रमणीय) is the name of a southern province situated in East-Videha in Jambūdvīpa which is situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.2.—Accordingly, “[...] Between them (i.e., the Vidyutprabha and Saumanasa Mountains) are the bhogabhumis, the Devakurus. [...] Between them (i.e., the Gandhamādana and Mālyavat Mountains) are the very charming Uttarakurus [...] East of the Devakurus and Uttarakurus, they are called East Videhas, and to the west, West Videhas, like different countries to each other. In each, there are 16 provinces, inaccessible to each other, separated by rivers and mountains, suitable to be conquered by a Cakrin. [viz., Ramaṇīya, etc.] are the southern provinces of East Videha. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ramaṇīya : (adj.) delightful; charming.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ramaṇīya, (& °nīya) (adj.) (grd. of ramati) delightful, pleasing, charming, pleasant, beautiful D. I, 47 (°ṇīyā dosinā ratti, cp. DA. I, 141); Sn. 1013; Mhvs 15, 69 (ṇ); PvA. 42, 51 (explanation for rucira). As ramaṇeyya at S. I, 233. Cp. rāmaṇeyya(ka). (Page 565)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ramaṇīya (रमणीय).—a (S) Delightful, pleasing, charming, gratifying to the senses or mind.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ramaṇīya (रमणीय).—a Delightful, pleasing, charming.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ramaṇīya (रमणीय).—a. [ramyate'tra ram-ādhāre anīyar]
1) Pleasant, delightful, enjoyable.
2) Lovely, charming, handsome; स्मितं नैतत्किंतु प्रकृतिरमणीयं विकसितम् (smitaṃ naitatkiṃtu prakṛtiramaṇīyaṃ vikasitam) Bv.2.9; क्षणे क्षणे यन्नवतामुपैति तदेव रूपं रमणीयतायाः (kṣaṇe kṣaṇe yannavatāmupaiti tadeva rūpaṃ ramaṇīyatāyāḥ) Śi.4.17.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Beautiful, pleasing. E. ram to please, anīyar aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ramaṇīya (रमणीय).—[adjective] enjoyable, delightful, charming; [feminine] ā [Name] of a singer.*Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ramaṇīya (रमणीय):—[from ram] 1. ramaṇīya mf(ā)n. to be enjoyed, pleasant, agreeable, delightful, charming, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) Ramaṇīyā (रमणीया):—[from ramaṇīya > ram] f. Name of a singer, [Mālavikāgnimitra]
3) [v.s. ...] of a town, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]
4) Ramaṇīya (रमणीय):—[from ram] 2. ramaṇīya [Nominal verb] ([from] ramaṇī) [Ātmanepada] yate, to represent a wife, be the mistress of ([genitive case]), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) Adj. (f. ā) vergnüglich , ergötzlich , anmuthig , schön. —
2) f. ā Nomen proprium einer Sängerin [Mālavikāgnimitra 65,21.] (im Prākrit). —
3) n. Nomen proprium einer Stadt [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 3,186.]
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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