Ratnani, Ratnāni: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ratnāni (रत्नानि).—Of kings; are seven in number; cakra, ratha, maṇi, queen, nidhi, horses and elephants.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 29. 74-5; Matsya-purāṇa 217. 37; Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 68.

1b) The essence got by mountains by milking the cow-earth;1 seven gems in the epoch of Svāyambhuva; generally gems.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 10. 25.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 12. 2.
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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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