Ratipati, Rati-pati: 6 definitions

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Ratipati means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Ratipati (रतिपति) is another name for the God of Love, as mentioned in chapter 1.1 [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, as Mahābala (i.e., previous incarnation of Ṛṣabha) incarnated in the Īśāna heaven:—“There the lord of Śrīprabha, greatly delighted, saw a goddess, Svayamprabhā by name, who surpassed the lightning in radiance. [...] She had ears that were thieves of the grace of Ratipati’s pleasures-wing, eye-brows that stole the beauty of Smara’s bow. [...]”

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ratipati (रतिपति).—the god of love; अपि नाम मनागवतीर्णोऽसि रतिरमणबाणगोचरम् (api nāma manāgavatīrṇo'si ratiramaṇabāṇagocaram) Māl.1; दधति स्फुटं रतिपतेरिषवः शिततां यदुत्पलपलाशदृशः (dadhati sphuṭaṃ ratipateriṣavaḥ śitatāṃ yadutpalapalāśadṛśaḥ) Śi.9.66; पूर्वं यत्र समं त्वया रतिपतेरासादिताः सिद्धयः (pūrvaṃ yatra samaṃ tvayā ratipaterāsāditāḥ siddhayaḥ) Gīt.

Derivable forms: ratipatiḥ (रतिपतिः).

Ratipati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rati and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): ratipriya, ratiramaṇa.

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

Ratipati (रतिपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) The deity of love, Kamadeva. E. rati the wife of the god, and pati husband.

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

Ratipati (रतिपति).—m. a name of the god of love, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 66.

Ratipati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rati and pati (पति).

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

Ratipati (रतिपति).—[masculine] Rati's husband (cf. seq.).

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

Ratipati (रतिपति):—[=rati-pati] [from rati > ram] m. ‘Rati’s husband’, Kāma-deva, the god of love, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

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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. 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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