Ravanaganga, Rāvaṇagaṅga, Rāvaṇagaṅgā, Ravana-ganga: 3 definitions


Ravanaganga 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Rāvaṇagaṅga (रावणगङ्ग) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In is the south Indian river to Rājaśekhara. However, it is difficult to identify this river but it was situated in Ceylon or the Laṅkā of Rāvana. The Rāvanahṛada situated in the Himālayas with an image of Rāvana on its bank seems. Though it is to be different from this Rāvanagaṅgā.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (R) next»] — Ravanaganga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rāvaṇagaṅgā (रावणगङ्गा).—Name of a river in Laṅkā.

Rāvaṇagaṅgā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rāvaṇa and gaṅgā (गङ्गा).

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

Rāvaṇagaṅgā (रावणगङ्गा):—[=rāvaṇa-gaṅgā] [from rāvaṇa > rāva] f. ‘R°’s Ganges’, Name of a river in Laṅka, [Gāruḍa-purāṇa]

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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. 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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