Ranga, Raṅga, Ramga: 32 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to a “playhouse”. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, the playhouse is divided in 3 parts:

  1. nepathya (the tiring room),
  2. raṅgapīṭha or raṅgaśīrṣa (the stage),
  3. raṅgamaṇḍala (the auditorium).
Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

The Stage (ranga)—The Chief of the Audience, as described, should sit at ease, facing the east, the poets, ministers, and courtiers at his side. The place before him, where dancing is to be done, is called the stage.

The danseuse (pātra) should stand in the middle of the stage, and the dancer (naṭa) near her; on the right the cymbalist (tāladhārī); on either side the drummers (mṛdangikaḥ); the chorus (gītakāraḥ) between them; and the drone (śrūtikāra) a little behind. Each of these, and thus ordered, should be present on the stage.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Raṅga (रङ्ग).—The wrestling place where separate seats were arranged for judges, nobles, women, cowherds, etc. Women of the palace and the city attended such matches; these women recalled Kṛṣṇa's former exploits.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 20. 23-29, 43, 45-7.
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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: Caitanya-caritāmṛta: Madhya 9.79

Raṅga (रङ्ग).— Śrī Raṅga-kṣetra is a very famous place. Near Tiruchchirāpalli is a river named Kāverī, or Kolirana. A city known as Śrī Raṅgam is located on this river in the district of Tanjoreāñ, about ten miles west of Kumbhakonṇam. The Śrī Raṅga temple is the largest in India, and there are seven walls surrounding it. There are also seven roads leading to Śrī Raṅga. The ancient names of these roads are the road of Dharma, the road of Rājamahendra, the road of Kulaśekhara, the road of Ālināḍana, the road of Tiruvikrama, the Tirubiḍi road of Māḍamāḍi-gāisa, and the road of Aḍa-iyāvala-indāna. The temple was founded before the reign of Dharmavarma, who reigned before Rājamahendra.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Raṅga (रङ्ग).—Nasalisation; colouring of a letter by its nasalisation; cf. रङ्गवर्ण प्रयुञ्जीरन् नो ग्रसेत् पूर्वमक्षरम् (raṅgavarṇa prayuñjīran no graset pūrvamakṣaram) Pan. Siksa. 27.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Raṅga (रङ्ग) or Raṅgopajīvī refers to “one who is living on theater”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not have forsaken his vows or fasting nor be the husband of a Śūdra, nor living on trade or theater (raṅga-upajīvī). He should not be an adulterer with a bought woman. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., raṅga-upajīvī), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., raṅga-upajīvī) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Raṅgā (रङ्गा) is another name for Medā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.22-24 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Raṅgā and Medā, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to “canopy or sort of apse (for a pavilion) §§ 3.36; 4.21, 22.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to “dancing”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the course of Mercury should just precede that of Venus, and if Mercury should then have either disappeared or reappeared, there will be rain in the land; diseases and bilious jaundice will afflict mankind; the crops of Grīṣma will flourish; ascetics, persons who have performed sacrificial rites, physicians, dancers [i.e., raṅga-upajīvya] or wrestlers, horses, the Vaiśyas, cows, rulers in their chariots and all yellow objects will perish and the west will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to “colors”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “This, this here most excellent cloth, adorned with various colors (raṅganānā-raṃgopaśobhitam), I give with the most excellent devotion, granting success in everything”.

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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.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to “colours” (suitable for an offering manual), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches an offering manual]: “A wax Garuḍa should be made. [...] [The Garuḍa] should hold a three-headed [Nāga] in the right hand, and jewels and gems in the left. It should be covered with shining gold. It should be touched by colours (raṅga) according to the ritual manual. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to a “stage” (for acting), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Like an actor here on the stage (raṅga), the embodied soul continually takes on individual characters [and] he abandons others. Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Raṅga.—(E I 15), abbreviation of raṅga-bhoga. Note: raṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ranga [ৰঙা] in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Cucurbita maxima Duchesne from the Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin) family. For the possible medicinal usage of ranga, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ranga in Burkina Faso is the name of a plant defined with Combretum micranthum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bureava crotonoides Baill. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006)
· Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (1824)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1987)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2008)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

raṅga : (m.) 1. dye; paint; 2. a stage; theatre; a play.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Raṅga, 2 (fr. raj2, irajyati, to straighten, order, direct etc. : see uju. The Dhtp (27) only gives one raj in meaning “gamana”) a stage, theatre, dancing place, playhouse Vv 331; J. II, 252.—raṅgaṃ karoti to play theatre DhA. IV, 62.—raṅgamajjha the stage, the theatre, usually in Loc. °majjhe, on the stage, S. IV, 306; J. IV, 495; DhA. III, 79; same with °maṇḍale J. II, 253. Racati (rac, later Sk. ) to arrange, prepare, compose. The root is defined at Dhtp 546 by “paṭiyattane” (with v. l. car), and given at No. 542 as v. l. of pac in meaning “vitthāre. ” — pp. racita. (Page 561)

2) Raṅga, 1 (fr. raj1, rajati, to be coloured or to have colour) colour, paint Miln. 11 (°palibodha).

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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

raṅga (रंग).—m (S) Color, hue, tint. 2 A coloring substance or composition in general; a dye, paint, pigment. 3 Splendor, spirit, animation, brilliance, the flash and fire, glare and glitter (as of a public exhibition or entertainment). Ex. ājacē gāṇyāsa raṅga cāṅgalā ālā. 4 Beauteousness or excellence of state. Ex. nukatā saṃsāra raṅgāsa ālā tōṃ bāyakō mēlī; hā bāga cāṅgalī mēhanata jhālī tara dōna varṣānīṃ raṅgāsa yēīla. 5 Appearance or seeming; hue and posture of affairs; state of things considered as indicative. v disa. Ex. āja garamī hōtī tēvhāṃ pāūsa paḍēlasā raṅga disatō; hēṃ pōra khōḍyā karatēṃ māra khāṇyācē raṅgāsa ālēṃ asēṃ vāṭatēṃ; ēvhāṃ tumhī cālā maga tēthēṃ jasā raṅga disēla tasēṃ karatāṃ yēīla; kāṃ tumacē gharacā kasā kāya raṅga āhē? 6 A color or suit at cards; a suit or set of Sonkṭya &c. 7 Fun, frolic, sport, wild or loose merriment, pleasure. Ex. bhaṅga karī raṅga aphū karī cāḷā tambākhū bāpaḍā bhōḷā. 8 S A place of sports; a stage, arena, circus, palastra. 9 In comp. Husband; as sītāraṅga. 10 The accommodation shown under Sig. V. of the sense Color or hue into that of Appearance or seeming, being pure and extensively popular, must be pressed upon the learner's attention. This sense (Appearance, aspect, significant hue, indicative complexion or character) is the sense of instances such as unhācā raṅga, vāṛyācā raṅga, ābhāḷācā or pāvasācā raṅga, divasācā or kāḷācā raṅga, dhāraṇēcā or bhāvācā raṅga, pikācā -dhānyācā -amadānīcā -cākarīcā -rōja- gārācā -vyāpārācā raṅga &c. &c., and should be traced throughout them. raṅga rākhaṇēṃ or raṅgācī mōṭa bāndhaṇēṃ To maintain or preserve dignity, character, honor, decorum &c.; to keep up a seemliness or due appearance. raṅgāsa caḍhaṇēṃ To become (or be becoming) of fuller and brighter color--a colored body. 2 fig. To advance in splendor or dignity, in majestic state or in imposing display. raṅgāsa yēṇēṃ See raṅgāsa caḍhaṇēṃ. 2 To be coming to the color, form, fashion, or seeming of. Used freely, and esp. in some bad or disagreeable sense; as hā ātāṃ rāma mhaṇāyācē raṅgāsa ālā; mī paḷāyācē raṅgāsa ālōṃ.

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rāṅga (रांग).—f (Perhaps from Rank.) A rank or row; a line, range, series, or orderly succession. 2 A ridge or long line generally declivous on both sides; as a path running along an embankment or other double slope; an elevated pathway adown a mountain steep; the surface along a wharf &c.

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rāṅgā (रांगा).—m A strip at sea becalmed.

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

raṅga (रंग).—m Colour, a dye. Splendour; ex- cellence of state. Appearance. Frolic. raṅga rākhaṇēṃ To preserve dignity or honour. raṅgāsa caḍhaṇēṃ To become of brighter colour.

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rāṅga (रांग).—f A rank or row.

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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

Raṅga (रङ्ग).—[rañj-bhāve ghañ]

1) Colour, hue, dye, paint.

2) A stage, theatre, play-house, an arena, any place of public amusement, as in रङ्गविघ्नोपशान्तये (raṅgavighnopaśāntaye) S. D.281; यदा- श्रौषं द्रोपदीं रङ्गमध्ये (yadā- śrauṣaṃ dropadīṃ raṅgamadhye) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.1.154; आनर्चुः पुरुषा रङ्गम् (ānarcuḥ puruṣā raṅgam) Bhāg. 1.42.33.

3) A place of assembly.

4) The members of an assembly, the audience; अहो रागबद्धचित्त- वृत्तिरालिखित इव सर्वतो रङ्गः (aho rāgabaddhacitta- vṛttirālikhita iva sarvato raṅgaḥ) Ś.1; रङ्गस्य दर्शयित्वा निवर्तते नर्तकी यथा नृत्यात् । पुरुषस्य तथात्मानं प्रकाश्य विनिवर्तते प्रकृतिः (raṅgasya darśayitvā nivartate nartakī yathā nṛtyāt | puruṣasya tathātmānaṃ prakāśya vinivartate prakṛtiḥ) || Sarva. S.

5) A field of battle.

6) Dancing, singing, acting.

7) Mirth, diversion.

8) The nasal modification of a vowel; सरङ्गं कम्पयेत् कम्पं रथीवेति निदर्शनम् (saraṅgaṃ kampayet kampaṃ rathīveti nidarśanam) Sik. 3; see 26,27,28 also.

9) An extract of Khadira.

-gaḥ, -gam Tin.

Derivable forms: raṅgaḥ (रङ्गः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Raṅgā (रङ्गा).—[, name of a river: Divyāvadāna 451.1 ff.; 456.19 ff. (here mss. Naṅgā, which read).]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Raṅga (रङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. Paint, colour, tint, dye. 2. Dancing, acting, singing, &c. 3. A field of battle. 4. The place where acting, &c. is exhibited, a stage. 5. A place answering to an amphi-theatre. 6. An assembly. 7. The nasal modification of a vowel. 8. Borax. n.

(-ṅgaṃ) Tin. E. ragi to go, aff. ac; or rañj to colour, aff. ghañ, the final changed, and the nasal rejected.

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

Raṅga (रङ्ग).—i. e. rañj + a, I. m. 1. Colour, paint. 2. The place where dancing or acting is exhibited, a stage, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 4, 12; [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 190, 10; a place for an assembly, [Nala] 5, 3; 8. 3. A field of battle, [Pañcatantra] 35, 3. 4. Dancing, acting, Cṛṅgārat. 17. 5. A proper name, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 353. Ii. n. Tin.

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Rāṅga (राङ्ग).—A proper name, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 67, 2.

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

Raṅga (रङ्ग).—[masculine] colour, hue; theatre, play-house, stage, arena.

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Rāṅga (राङ्ग).—[masculine] actor.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Raṅga (रङ्ग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Raṅgācārya.

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

1) Raṅga (रङ्ग):—a raṅgita, raṅgin See p.862.

2) [from raj] b m. colour, paint, dye, hue, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Lalita-vistara]

3) [v.s. ...] the nasal modification of a vowel, [Śikṣā]

4) [v.s. ...] a place for public amusement or for dramatic exhibition, theatre, play-house, stage, arena, any place of assembly, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] the members of an assembly, audience, [Śakuntalā; Sāṃkhyakārikā; Daśarūpa]

6) [v.s. ...] a dancing-place, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a field of battle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] diversion, mirth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] love, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of measure, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

11) [v.s. ...] borax, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] an extract obtained from Acacia Catechu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

14) [v.s. ...] of various authors (also with bhaṭṭa and jyotir-vid), [Catalogue(s)]

15) Raṅgā (रङ्गा):—[from raṅga > raj] f. Name of a river, [Divyāvadāna]

16) Raṅga (रङ्ग):—[from raj] n. (m.) tin (= vaṅga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

17) Rāṅga (राङ्ग):—m. ([from] raṅga) an actor (?), [Dhūrtasamāgama]

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

Raṅga (रङ्ग):—(ṅgaḥ) 1. m. Paint; dancing; field of battle; the stage. n. Tin.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Raṅga (रङ्ग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Raṃga.

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Ranga 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Raṃga (रंग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Raṅg.

2) Raṃga (रंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Raṅga.

3) Raṃga (रंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rāṅga.

4) Raṃga (रंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Raṅga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raṃga (ರಂಗ):—

1) [noun] a colour; a paint; a dye.

2) [noun] a coloured powder.

3) [noun] a decorative designs or figures drawn with various coloured powders.

4) [noun] a platform on which plays are presented; a stage.

5) [noun] a building or room for speeches; a conference hall; an auditorium.

6) [noun] a building where plays, operas, films, etc. are presented, esp., a building or outdoor structure expressly designed for such presentations; a theatre.

7) [noun] a battle-field.

8) [noun] a dance displayed on a stage.

9) [noun] joy; pleasure; delight.

10) [noun] Křṣṇa.

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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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