Revanta: 11 definitions

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Revanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Revanta (रेवन्त).—A son of the sun. Birth. The sun married the daughter of Viśvakarmā named Saṃjñā. She gave birth to three children named Manu, Yama and Yamī. Once, being unable to bear the radiance of her husband, Saṃjñā went to the forest to do penance. During this period Chāyā the maid of Saṃjñā attended on the sun. Three children, Śanaiścara, Manu and Tapatī were born to the Sun of Chāyā. Once Chāyā cursed Yama. Then only did the Sun remember about Saṃjñā. At that time Saṃjñā had been doing penance in the forest in the form of a mare. The Sun took the form of a horse and lived with her in the forest. From this union Aśvinīkumāras and also the last son Revanta were born. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 3, Chapter 2). Lakṣmī astounded at the sight of Revanta. For the story of how Lakṣmī was astounded at the sight of Revanta’s handsome figure and how Mahāviṣṇu cursed Lakṣmī consequently, see under Ekavīra. (See full article at Story of Revanta from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Revanta (रेवन्त).—Born of Samjña as a mare of the Sun god.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 7.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Revanta (रेवन्त) is the son of Rājñī and Bhāskara (sun-god): the son of Aditi and Kaśyapa according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the Sun-god in whose race were born the kings. Rājñī gave birth to Yama, Yamunā and Revanta.

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

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Revanta (रेवन्त) was the son of Mārtaṇḍa when he and his wife had the form of horses. He was born, “holding a sword and bow, clad in armour, riding on horseback, and carrying arrows and a quiver”.—(cf. Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, 108.7-12, Pargiter’s translation).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Revanta (रेवन्त).—[riveḥ jñac Uṇ.3.126] The son of the sun and chief of the गुह्यक (guhyaka)s.

Derivable forms: revantaḥ (रेवन्तः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Revanta (रेवन्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) The fifth Manu of the present Kalpa; also called Raivata. E. reva, jhac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Revanta (रेवन्त).—[revant + a], m. The fifth Manu of the present Kalpa or period.

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

1) Revanta (रेवन्त):—[from rai] m. Name of a son of Sūrya and chief of the Guhyakas, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] the 5th Manu of the present Kalpa (cf. next and raivata).

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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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