Rocamana, Rocamāna, Rocamānā: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Rochamana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rocamana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Rocamānā (रोचमाना).—An attendant of Skandadeva. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 28).

2) Rocamāna (रोचमान).—A Kṣatriya King. The following information is available from Mahābhārata about him.

2) (i) Rocamāna was born from a portion of an asura named Aśvagrīva. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 18).

2) (ii) Rocamāna also was present at the Svayaṃvara (marriage) of Draupadī. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Stanza 10).

2) (iii) Rocamāna was the King of the country Aśvamedha. Bhīmasena, at the time of his regional conquest, defeated this King. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 29, Stanza 8).

2) (iv) At the beginning of the battle of Kurukṣetra, the Pāṇḍavas sent an invitation to this King to join the battle. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Stanza 12).

2) (v) Rocamāna was a mighty warrior on the side of the Pāṇḍavas in the battle of Kurukṣetra. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 70, Stanza 47).

2) (vi) Rocamāna was killed by Karṇa in a combat. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 56, Stanza 49).

3) Rocamāna (रोचमान).—Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 27, Stanza 19, mentions another Rocamāna who had been defeated by Arjuna in his regional conquest.

4) Rocamāna (रोचमान).—Mention is made in the Mahābhārata, Karṇa Parva, Chapter 6, Stanza 20, that teacher Droṇa had killed two brothers with the name Rocamāna in the Bhārata-battle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Rocamāna (रोचमान).—A Viśvedeva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 31; Matsya-purāṇa 203. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 32.

1b) A son of Ānartta and father of Reva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 22-23.

1c) A son of Upadevī and Vasudeva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 17.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rocamāna (रोचमान) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rocamāna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Rocamānā also refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.28).

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rocamāna (रोचमान).—a.

1) Shining, bright.

2) Lovely, beautiful, charming.

-naḥ A tuft of hair on a horse's neck.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Rocamāna (रोचमान).—nt. (also mahā-r°; compare roca 2, mahā- roca?), name of some flower: Mahāvastu i.230.16; 266.18; ii.160.12; 286.17; iii.95.4; 99.3.

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Rocamānā (रोचमाना).—sc. lipi, a kind of script: Lalitavistara 126.10. Tibetan lha ṅes pa, which is probably an error for lhaṅ ṅe (pa), clear, distinct, bright, etc.

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

Rocamāna (रोचमान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Splendid, shining. 2. Pleasing, gratifying. m.

(-naḥ) A tuft or curl of hair round the neck of a horse or on the lower part of it. E. ruc to shine, aff. śānac .

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

1) Rocamāna (रोचमान):—[from roc] mfn. shining, bright, splendid, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] pleasing, agreeable, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a tuft or curl of hair on a horse’s neck, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

5) Rocamānā (रोचमाना):—[from rocamāna > roc] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [ib.]

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

Rocamāna (रोचमान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Illuminated, splendid, pleasing. m. Tuft of hair on the neck of a horse.

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Rocamana in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rōcamāna (ರೋಚಮಾನ):—[noun] a curl of hair on the body of a horse.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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