Rinamocana, Ṛṇamocana: 3 definitions


Rinamocana 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.

The Sanskrit term Ṛṇamocana can be transliterated into English as Rnamocana or Rinamocana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Rinamochana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rinamocana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ṛṇamocana (ऋणमोचन).—A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 67.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Rinamocana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Ṛṇamocana (ऋणमोचन) is the name of a Tīrtha, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya verse 2.8-9.—[...] In chapter 2 Śiva returns to Vārāṇasī after he has wandered around with the skull for twelve years. He enters the cremation ground and installs the skull to the north of Kālarāja. When he has completed his observance, he bathes and satiates the sages, gods and ancestors. In this way, it is said, he displays the Lokamārga and sets an example for the people to follow. A tīrtha called Ṛṇamocana appears, provided with three liṅgas. The three liṅgas release from the threefold debt to the gods, the sages and the ancestors. In this way the narrative integrates the teachings of the Lokātīta, or Atimārga, and the Lokamārga. Śiva next continues to display more observances. He even gives the Kāpālavrata to Kubera.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rinamocana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṇamocana (ऋणमोचन):—[=ṛṇa-mocana] [from ṛṇa > ṛṇ] n. idem

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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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