Ratnaparayana, Ratnapārāyaṇa, Ratna-parayana: 1 definition
Ratnaparayana 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ratnapārāyaṇa (रत्नपारायण).—the sheet-anchor of all jewels; रत्नपारायणं नाम्ना लङ्केति मम मैथिलि (ratnapārāyaṇaṃ nāmnā laṅketi mama maithili) Bk.5.89.
Derivable forms: ratnapārāyaṇam (रत्नपारायणम्).
Ratnapārāyaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ratna and pārāyaṇa (पारायण).
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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