Rudradeva: 8 definitions

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Rudradeva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव).—A grammarian who has written a commentary on the Vaiyākaraņa-Siddhānta-Bhūșaņa of Koņdabhațța.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Rudradeva is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव) is an example of a Śaivite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (eg., from Śaivism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (eg., Rudradeva) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Rudradeva (A.D. 1158-95) is the name of a member of the Kākatīya royal dynasty.—Rudra, the eldest son of Prola II succeeded his father in circa A.D. 1138 the date of Drākṣārāma inscription of his minister Inaṅgāla Brahmireḍḍi, issued in the 13th regnal year of the Cālukya-Cola emperor Rājarāja II. The thousand pillar temple (Anumakoṇḍa) inscription of Rudradeva dated A.D. 1163 clearly shows that he became independent almost from that year. Besides, it gives a graphic description of his military exploits and achievements.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.137.8.

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

Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव).—[masculine] a man’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Uṣārāgodaya nāṭikā. Yayāticarita nāṭaka.

Rudradeva has the following synonyms: Rudracandradeva.

2) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—father of Khaṇḍadeva (Mīmāṃsākaustubha). Hall. p. 180.

3) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—Kautukacintāmaṇi.

4) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—Jyotiścandrārkarucikāśikā. Jyautiṣacandrikā.

5) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntabhūṣaṇaṭīkā. Compare Rudranātha.

6) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—son of Toro Nārāyaṇa, of Pratiṣṭhānapura, pupil of Ananta: Pratāpanārasiṃha [dharma] Treatises from this work. Agnihotrahoma. L. 837. Antyeṣṭiprayoga. L. 38. Āpastambāhnika. Np. Viii, 10. Pākayajñaprakāśa. Haug. 32. Pūrtaprakāśa. Burnell. 137^b. Bhr. 594. Yatisaṃskāra, a part of the Saṃskāraprakāśa. L. 43. Rice. 212. Saṃnyāsapaddhati. Bhr. 119. Somaprayoga Baudh. Io. 1262. Bh. 8. Proceed. Asb. 1869, 139.

7) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—son of Harihara: Guṇavatī Prabodhacandrodayaṭīkā.

8) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—son of Toro Nārāyaṇa: Pratāpanārasiṃha [dharma] composed in 1712. Nāgabaliprayoga. Pūrtaprakāśa. Both treatises are taken from the principal work.

9) Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—son of Mahādeva, grandson of Heramba, father of Śaṅkara, pupil of Gaṅgādhara: Jyotiścandrārka, composed in 1727. Jyotiścandrārkarucikāśikā.

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

Rudradeva (रुद्रदेव):—[=rudra-deva] [from rudra > rud] m. Name of various persons, [Inscriptions; Catalogue(s)]

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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. 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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