Ratnatraya, Ratna-traya: 6 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ratna-traya.—(EI 8), Jain; samyag-darśana, samyag-jñāna and samyak-cāritra. (EI 27, 30, 31), Buddhist; the tri-ratna or trinity; a Buddhist religious establishment enshrining the three ratnas; rent-free land in its possession (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXX, p. 46). Cf. ratnatraya-sambhoga. Note: ratna-traya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ratnatraya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ratnatraya (रत्नत्रय).—

1) (with Buddhists) बुद्ध, धर्म (buddha, dharma) and संघ (saṃgha).

2) (with Jainas) सम्यग् दर्शन, सम्यग् ज्ञान (samyag darśana, samyag jñāna) and सम्यक् चारित्र (samyak cāritra).

Derivable forms: ratnatrayam (रत्नत्रयम्).

Ratnatraya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ratna and traya (त्रय).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ratnatraya (रत्नत्रय).—(= Pali ratana°; compare ratna 1, triratna), the ‘three jewels’ (Buddha, dharma, saṃgha): namo °yāya Divyāvadāna 481.25.

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

Ratnatraya (रत्नत्रय):—[=ratna-traya] [from ratna] n. ‘j°-triad’, the three j° or excellent things (with Buddhists, viz. buddha, dharma and saṃgha; or with Jainas, viz. samyag-darśana, samyag-jñāna and samyak-cāritra)

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Ratnatraya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ratnatraya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ratnatraya (ರತ್ನತ್ರಯ):—

1) [noun] (jain.) the three exalted things samyagdřṣṭi( the noble vision), samyagjñāna( the right knowledge), and saymagcāritra ( the noble way of life).

2) [noun] (buddh.) the three exalted things - Buddha (the founder of Buddhism), dharma(the religious righteousnessness), and sangha (the association or religious community).

3) [noun] the three great Kannaḍa poets - Pampa, Ponna and Ranna.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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