Ramyakavarsha, aka: Ramyaka-varsha, Ramyakavarṣa; 4 Definition(s)
Ramyakavarsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Ramyakavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Ramyakavarsa or Ramyakavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
In the tract of land known as Ramyaka-varṣa, Manu and all the inhabitants worship Matsyadeva to this very day. Matsyadeva, whose form is pure goodness, is the ruler and maintainer of the whole universe, and as such He is the director of all the demigods, headed by King Indra.Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
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’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ramyakavarṣa (रम्यकवर्ष).—Name of a region (varṣa) situated to the south of Meru and north of Śveta, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 84. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
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.
Ramyakavarṣa (रम्यकवर्ष) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is the first varṣa to the north side of the Mahāmeru, which is situated in the middle of the Jambūdvīpa. In this varṣa, mount Nīla forms the principal mountain.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
General definition (in Jainism)
Ramyakavarṣa (रम्यकवर्ष) or simply Ramyaka refers to a region of Jambūdvīpa: the first continent of the Madhya-loka (middle-word), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.10. This region is very beautiful due to the presence of many rivers, forests, gardens etc and hence the name ramyaka (beautiful) assigned to it. The mountain chain Nīla separates the Videha and Ramyaka regions. The mountain chain Rukmi separates Ramyaka and Hairaṇyavata regions. Nārī, the Narakāntā rivers divide Ramyaka-kṣetra.
The five regions Ramyaka in which inhabitants live has happy period (2nd time period) always. There the human beings have a life span of two palya, height of their body as 4000 bows, food once after two days, and the body of white colour (Like conch shell) which is similar to that in Harivarṣa regions in the north
Jambūdvīpa (containing the Ramyaka-varṣa region) is in the centre of all continents and oceans; all continents and oceans are concentric circles with Jambūdvīpa in the centre. Like the navel is in the centre of the body, Jambūdvīpa is in the centre of all continents and oceans. Sumeru Mount is in the centre of Jambūdvīpa. It is also called Mount Sudarśana.
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.
Search found 332 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Varṣa (वर्ष).—mn. (-rṣaḥ-rṣaṃ) 1. Rain, raining. 2. Sprinkling, effusion. 3. Seminal effusion. ...
Harivarṣa (हरिवर्ष).—n. (-rṣaṃ) A division of the old or known continent; the country between t...
Bhāratavarṣa (भारतवर्ष) is one of the nine divisions of the earth as separated off by cer...
Ramyaka (रम्यक).—n. (-kaṃ) 1. One of the minor Dwipas or divisions of the world, lying to the n...
Ilāvṛtavarṣa (इलावृतवर्ष).—That part of the country in the centre of Jambūdvīpa. (Mahābhārata S...
Koṭivarṣa (कोटिवर्ष).—n. (-rṣa) The name of a city, Vanapuri or Devikote, on the Koromandel coa...
Hiraṇmayavarṣa (हिरण्मयवर्ष) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāv...
Varṣadhara (वर्षधर).—m. (-raḥ) 1. An eunuch or attendant on the women’s apartments. 2. A cloud....
Varṣābhū (वर्षाभू).—m. (-bhūḥ) A frog. f. (-bhvī) 1. Hog-weed. 2. An earth-worm, (Iulus.) 3. A ...
Amoghavarṣa (अमोघवर्ष).—Name of a Chālukya prince. Derivable forms: amoghavarṣaḥ (अमोघवर्षः).Am...
Varṣaparvata (वर्षपर्वत) or Varṣaparvvata.—m. (-taḥ) A mountainous range, supposed to separate ...
Varṣa-vṛddhi.—probably ‘birthday anniversary’ (JAS, Letters, Vol. XX, p. 206). Note: varṣa-vṛdd...
Varṣakara (वर्षकर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rā or rī-raṃ) Making or producing rain. m. (-raḥ) A cloud. f. (-...
Śaravarṣa (शरवर्ष).—m. (-rṣaḥ) A flight or shower of arrows. E. śara, varṣa rain.
Puṣpavarṣa (पुष्पवर्ष).—m. (-rṣaḥ) A rain of flowers, flowers cast from heaven upon a hero or d...
Search found 4 books and stories containing Ramyakavarsha, Ramyaka-varsha, Ramyakavarṣa, Ramyaka-varsa, Ramyaka-varṣa, Ramyakavarsa; (plurals include: Ramyakavarshas, varshas, Ramyakavarṣas, varsas, varṣas, Ramyakavarsas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 15: Sermon on dharmadhyāna < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 18 - The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 15 - The length and extent of the Earth: Description of Jambūdvīpa < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]