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Ravi, 3 Definition(s)


Ravi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


1a) Ravi (रवि).—From av to protect—see Sūrya;1 got a place among śrāddhadevas;2 the śrāddhadeva;3 an Āditya;4 in three forms, Gayāditya, Uttarārka, and Dakṣiṇārka;5 movements of the sun, detailed; maṇḍala measurement of; rise at Samyamana, mid-day at Amarāvatī, mid-night at Suṣā, setting at Vibhāvarī; other similar calculations; the movement in a muhūrta; movement for a day and a night; movement in Dakṣiṇāyanam; chariot of, limbs of the year; the seven horses are cchandas, gāyatrī, triṣṭub, jagatī, anuṣṭub, paṅktī, bṛhatī and uṣṇik; gives a list of sages, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Nāgas, Grāmaṇi and Rākṣasas with the sun in the six seasons; these go with the sun in his own wheel;6 a marutgaṇa;7 standard of Nāga in the Tārakāmaya.8

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 4; 23. 26; 24. 35; III. 59. 37; IV. 1. 138; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 60; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 11-12.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 1.
  • 3) Ib. 15. 43.
  • 4) Ib. 171. 56.
  • 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 57.
  • 6) Matsya-purāṇa chh. 124-6; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 222.
  • 7) Matsya-purāṇa 171. 52.
  • 8) Ib. 173. 9.

1b) Son of Svārociṣa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 19.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Ravi, (cp. Sk. ravi) the sun J. II, 375 (taruṇa°-vaṇṇaratha).

—inda “king of the sun, ” N. of the lotus Dāvs III, 37. —haṃsa “sun-swan, ” N. of a bird J. VI, 539. (Page 566)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

ravi : (aor. of ravati) made a noise; cried. || ravi (m.) the sun.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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