Ratipati, Rati-pati: 11 definitions


Ratipati 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ratipati (रतिपति) refers to the “husband of Rati” and is used to describe Kāma, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the Gods: “O gods, O sages, all of you listen attentively to my words. What has happened, thanks to my fury, cannot be altered. The lord Kāma, the husband of Rati [i.e., ratipati], shall remain bodiless till Viṣṇu incarnates as Kṛṣṇa on the earth and marries Rukmiṇī. Kṛṣṇa will beget Kāma in Rukmiṇī when he goes to Dvārakā and begins to procreate children. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ratipati (रतिपति) refers to the “lord of passion”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Maṅgalāvva is in Kāmākhya and, presiding on mount Pulimalaya, is well established. Śrīkaṇṭha is Meṣanātha, who is the quelling of the fear of phenomenal existence, the yogi who practices Yoga in the Dvāpara Age. Descent into the Wheel, the abode of the lord of passion (ratipati), (took) place with great speed. (There) Koṅkaṇāvvā is (the energy) Nivṛtti. Macchagna is this (Siddha) called Śaṅkara. Known in the Age of Stife, I always bow to him”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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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: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ratipati (रतिपति).—the god of love; अपि नाम मनागवतीर्णोऽसि रतिरमणबाणगोचरम् (api nāma manāgavatīrṇo'si ratiramaṇabāṇagocaram) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1; दधति स्फुटं रतिपतेरिषवः शिततां यदुत्पलपलाशदृशः (dadhati sphuṭaṃ ratipateriṣavaḥ śitatāṃ yadutpalapalāśadṛśaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 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]

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

Ratipati (रतिपति):—[rati-pati] (tiḥ) 2. m. Cupid or Kāma.

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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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