Rathantara, aka: Rathāntara; 4 Definition(s)
Rathantara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Rathantara (रथन्तर).—A Sāman, which, having assumed form, worships Brahmā in his court. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 30). This Rathantara sāman possesses the power to cure fainting fits. Once Vasiṣṭha restored Indra to consciousness with this Sāman. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 281, Verse 21).
2) Rathantara (रथन्तर).—Son of the Agni called Pāñcajanya. He was also called Tarasāhara. (Vana Parva, Chapter 222, Verse 7).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Rathantara (रथन्तर).—A Jayādeva and son of Brahmā; a mantraśarīra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 6; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 6; 67. 5.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 324 and 335; Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 48; 22. 8; 30. 119; 69. 209.
- 2) M 17. 38.
- 3) Ib. 58. 37; 265. 27.
- 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 50; III. 4. 2. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 53.
1c) (Sūryamaṇḍalam) 88,000 yojanas in measurement.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 75 and 79.
2a) Rathāntara (रथान्तर).—A Kṣatropeta dvija.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 88.
2b) A disciple of Satyaśriya; a śākha pravartaka, śākhapūrṇarathītara (?).*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 29, 65.
2c) An elephant.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 219.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Rathantara (रथन्तर).—A Vedic Sāma; स्वरादीविशेषानुपूर्वीमात्रस्वरूपे ऋगक्षरव्यतिरिक्तं यद् गानं तद् रथन्तरम् (svarādīviśeṣānupūrvīmātrasvarūpe ṛgakṣaravyatiriktaṃ yad gānaṃ tad rathantaram) | (sāmarcikabhāṣyam); एतद्रथन्तरमग्नौ प्रोतम् (etadrathantaramagnau protam) Ch. Up.2.12.1; रथन्तरेण तं तात वसिष्ठः प्रत्यबोधयत् (rathantareṇa taṃ tāta vasiṣṭhaḥ pratyabodhayat) Mb.14.11.19 (com. ratho māyārūpo vigrahaḥ taṃ taratyanena tadrathantaram | 'ahaṃ brahmāsmi' iti vākyaṃ tena vasiṣṭho gurustaṃ pratyabodhayat).
Derivable forms: rathantaram (रथन्तरम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-raṃ) The Sama-Veda. E. ratha (as by) a car, tṝ to pass, (the world,) khac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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