Ruciparva, Ruci-parva: 1 definition



Ruciparva 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ruchiparva.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ruciparva (रुचिपर्व).—Son of the king Ākṛti. In the Bhārata battle, to save Bhīmasena, Ruciparva confronted the elephant of Bhagadatta and was killed by Bhagadatta. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 26, Stanza 51).

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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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