Romaharshana, Romaharṣaṇa, Roman-harshana: 10 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Romaharṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Romaharsana or Romaharshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Romaharshana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण) or Lomaharṣaṇa is one of the five disciples of Vyāsa, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.1.—Accordingly, “O Romaharṣaṇa, the omniscient, by thy weighty fortune, the entire Purāṇic lore, pregnant in its meaningful content, has been secured by thee from Vyāsa. Hence thou art the receptacle of wonder-inspiring stories, even as the vast ocean is the storehouse of gems of great worth. There is nothing in the three worlds that is not known to thee, of the past, present and the future. It is our great fortune that thou thyself hast come to pay a visit to us. Hence it is not proper on thy part to return without doing us a favour”.

Note: Romaharṣaṇa was one of the five disciples (the other four being Paila, Vaiśampāyana, Jaimini and Sumantu) to whom Vyāsa taught the Purāna which he constructed out of ancient material. Pargiter: ‘Ancient Indian Historical Tradition’ (Pargiter). Ch. 11.

2) Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण) refers to “hair that stands erect”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.30. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] while the sage Bhṛgu was pouring the offerings, thousands of powerful demons—Ṛbhus rose up. O excellent sage, a terrible fight ensued between Śiva’s attendants and the demons who had firebrands for their weapons. Their hair stood on end (romaharṣaṇa) when people heard the uproar. The attendants were killed by the Ṛbhus of powerful valour and favoured with Brahminical splendour. They were forced to run without difficulty”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण).—A famous disciple of Vyāsa. The great Vyāsa gave the collection of Purāṇas to Romaharṣaṇa. Sumati, Agnivarcas, Mitrāyus, Śāṃśapāyana, Akṛtavraṇa and Sāvarṇi were the six disciples of Romaharṣaṇa. (See under Guruparamparā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण).—A pupil of Vyāsa in charge of ItihāsaPurāṇa, and father of Sūta. Himself a sage and Sūta. Adopted as Brahmā by the sages in their yajña at Naimiṣa; also Lomaharṣaṇa (s.v.); killed by Balarāma for his failure to honour him by rising from his seat.1 His was the mūlasamhitā; adept in ākhyāna narrated royal genealogies.2 Had six disciples.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 22; X. 78. 22-30, 36; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 18. II. 16. 3; 22. 2; 24. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 2-3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 10.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 14; II. 34. 13-16; 35. 68; III. 59. 3; IV. 4. 8.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 16.
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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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[«previous next»] — Romaharshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण).—a. causing thrill or horripilation, thrilling, awe-inspiring; एतानि खलु सर्वभूतरो (etāni khalu sarvabhūtaro) (lo) महर्षणानि दीर्घारण्यानि (maharṣaṇāni dīrghāraṇyāni) U.2; संवादमिम- मश्रौषमद्भुतं रोमहर्षणम् (saṃvādamima- maśrauṣamadbhutaṃ romaharṣaṇam) Bg.18.74.

-ṇaḥ Name of Sūta, a pupil of Vyāsa who narrated several Purāṇas to Śaunaka.

-ṇam erection of hair on the body, thrill.

Romaharṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms roman and harṣaṇa (हर्षण).

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

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Horripilation, erection or rigidity of the hair of the body, conceived to be occasioned by and to express exquisite delight. m.

(-ṇaḥ) 1. Suta, the pupil of Vyasa, and supposed narrator of the events recorded in the Puranas. 2. Beleric myrobalan. E. roma the hair, and harṣaṇa delighting.

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

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण).—I. adj. causing the hair to stand erect, terrible, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 30, 17. Ii. n. horripilation, caused by pleasure. Lomaharṣaṇa, i. e.

Romaharṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms roman and harṣaṇa (हर्षण).

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

1) Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण):—[=roma-harṣaṇa] [from roma > roman] mfn. causing the h° to bristle or stand erect (through excessive joy or terror), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Terminalia Bellerica (the nuts of which are used as dice), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Sūta (the pupil of Vyāsa and supposed narrator of the Purāṇas), [Purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of the father of Sūta, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. = -harṣa above, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण):—[roma-harṣaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Idem; Suta, a pupil of Vyāsa; beleric myrobalan. a. Horrifying; ecstatic.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण):—

1) adj. Haarsträuben verursachend d. i. Grauen oder grosse Freude erregend [Bhagavadgītā 18, 74.] [Mahābhārata 1, 312.] [Harivaṃśa 3107.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 30, 17. 62, 16. 2, 42, 20. 112, 1. 3, 32, 3. 6, 102, 17.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 10, 5. 9, 6, 17.] —

2) m. a) Terminalia Bellerica, deren Nüsse als (Grauen erregende) Würfel gebraucht werden, [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 5, 16.] [Medinīkoṣa ṇ. 116.] — b) Beiname Sūta’s, des Erzählers der Purāṇa, [Medinīkoṣa] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 283.] [MUIR, Stenzler] [?III,21. Oxforder Handschriften.7,b, No. 43. 82,a, No. 138. Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10,78,22. Weber’s Verzeichniss 13,6] (nandana). [Bhāgavatapurāṇa I, Einl. XXXVII. fg.] auch der Vater Sūta’s so genannt [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 4, 22]; vgl. raumaharṣaṇi . —

3) n. = romaharṣa [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 305.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi] [Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — Vgl. lomaharṣaṇa .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Romaharṣaṇa (रोमहर्षण):——

1) Adj. Haarsträuben verursachend , d.i. Grauen oder grosse Freude erregend.

2) m. — a) *Terminalia Bellerica , deren Nüsse als ( Grauen erregende ) Würfel gebraucht werden. — b) Beiname Sūta’s , des Erzählers des Purāṇa ; auch der Vater Sūta’s wird so genannt. —

3) *n. = romaharṣa.

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