Ritadhvaja, Ṛtadhvaja, Rita-dhvaja: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ṛtadhvaja can be transliterated into English as Rtadhvaja or Ritadhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ritadhvaja in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज)—One of the eleven other names of Rudra, according to the Bhāgavata Purāṇa 3.12.12.

2) Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज):—Another name for Pratardana (son of Dyumān, who was a son of Divodāsa). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.5)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज).—(KUVALĀŚVA—DHUNDHUMĀRA). A famous King of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. Genealogy. From Viṣṇu were descended in the following order—Brahmā—Marīci—Kaśyapa—Vivasvān -Vaivasvata Manu—Ikṣvāku—Vikukṣi—Śaśāda—Kākutstha—Anenas—Pṛthulāśva—Viṣvagaśva—Adri—Kuvalāsva (Dhundhumāra). (See full article at Story of Ṛtadhvaja from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज).—A Maharṣi (sage). The sage Jābāli was his son. (For further details, see Para 2 under the word Viśvakarmā).

Source: Astrojyoti: Brahma Purana

According to the Brahma Purana, an old woman narrated to Vriddhagautama in a beautiful cave in the moutain named Shitagiri:

“There used to be a handsome and brave prince named Ritadhvaja. He was the son of King Arshtishena. Ritadhvaja went on a hunt to the forest and arrived at that very cave. There he happened to meet an apsara named Sushyama. The two fell in love with each other and got married. But eventually, Ritadhvaja had to return home and Sushyama gave birth to a daughter there. Sushyama left her daughter in the cave itself with the instruction that she was not to leave the cave. The first man to enter the cave would become her husband. It was this daughter who had now become the old woman. Ritadhvaja had reigned for eighty thousand years. After that, Ritadhvaja’s son had reigned for ten thousand years. All this while, Sushyama’s daughter had lived in the cave, that is, for ninety thousand years all together.”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज).—See dyumat*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 6.

1b) A chief siddha. Goes about the world to impart knowledge.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. 15.

1c) The name of Pratardana.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 14.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Sanskrit Dictionary: Hinduism

Name of a rudra.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: ṛtadhvajaḥ (ऋतध्वजः).

Ṛtadhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṛta and dhvaja (ध्वज).

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

1) Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज):—[=ṛta-dhvaja] [from ṛta > ṛ] m. Name of a Rudra, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of several men.

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

Ṛtadhvaja (ऋतध्वज):—(jaḥ) 1. m. Shiva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ritadhvaja 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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