Ratnapura, aka: Ratna-pura; 1 Definition(s)
Ratnapura 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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Ratnapura (रत्नपुर) is the name of a city, in which the two thieves, Śiva and Mādhava, used to rob the rich men by means of trickery, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 24. The story was told by princess Kanakarekhā to her father Paropakārin in order to demonstrate that “all kinds of deceptions are practised on the earth by rogues”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ratnapura, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.(Source): Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
Search found 770 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Hastināpura (हस्तिनापुर) is the name of an ancient city according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chap...
Ratna (“precious stones”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe ...
Tripurā (त्रिपुरा) is one of the epithets of Durgā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter ...
Pura (पुर).—A demon.
Ratnākara (रत्नाकर) is the name of an ancient city, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter ...
Kusumapura (कुसुमपुर) is the name of a city according to the “story of Harasvāmin”, mentioned i...
Gopura (गोपुर) refers to an “elaborate gateway”, a common concept found in the ancient Indian “...
Daśapura (दशपुर) is identified with the modern city Mandsor. After Siṃhagiri had taught him the...
Siṃhapura (सिंहपुर) or Siṃhapuri is the place, where according to the Jaina tradition, the...
Hiraṇyapura (हिरण्यपुर) is the name of an ancient city situated in Kaśmīra, in the Himālayas, a...
Maṇipura (मणिपुर).—(manipur) The birth place of Citrāṅgadā wife of Arjuna. Arjuna during his p...
Śrīpura is mentioned in the “Aḍhabhāra plates of Mahā-Nannarāja” (c. 560 A.D.). Śrī...
Saptaratna (सप्तरत्न) refers to the “the seven emblems of royalty” (Tib. རྒྱལ་སྲིད་སྣ་བདུན་, gy...
1) Ratnaprabhā (रत्नप्रभा) is the name of the seventh book of the Kathāsaritsāgara, written by ...
Piṣṭapura is the name of an ancient city corresponding to the modern Pithapuram, as mentioned i...
Search found 4 books and stories containing Ratnapura or Ratna-pura. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Previous births of Sanatkumāra as Jinadharma and of Asitākṣa as Agniśarman < [Chapter VII - Sanatkumāracakricaritra]
Part 2: Incarnation as Dharmanātha < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
Part 10: Lakṣmaṇa’s household < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
The Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
A Short history of Lanka (by Humphry William Codrington)