Rudrani, Rudrāṇī: 14 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी).—Another name of Pārvatī. (For further details see under Pārvatī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी).—A name of Umā:1 the world of.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 22.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 64. 26.

1b) The Goddess enshrined at Rudrakoṭi.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 32.

1c) In 31st Kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 10.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी) is an epithet for the Goddess according to the Bhairavīstotra in the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Victory! Victory (to you) O goddess (bhagavatī)! [...] Omnipresent goddess! Rudrāṇī! Raudrī! Firmly fixed one (dhruvā)! Salvation from the world of transmigration, which is terrible and hard to traverse! Salutation (to you) whose nature is inaccessible (to the fettered)! Deformed one! Supreme one! Daughter of the Himalayas! Mother of the world! Seed of the universe! [...]”.

Note: Kubjikā is commonly identified with Raudrī, also called Rudrāṇī or Rudraśakti as well as Mahāpiṅgalā.

Source: Sreenivasarao's blog: Saptamatrka (part 4)

Rudrani or Maheshvari refers to one of the seven mother-like goddesses (Matrika).—The Matrikas emerge as shaktis from out of the bodies of the gods: Maheshvari from Shiva. The order of the Saptamatrka usually begins with Brahmi symbolizing creation. Then, Vaishnavi. Then, Maheshvari, who resides in the hearts of all beings, breaths in life and individuality.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी) is another name for Rudrajaṭā, a medicinal plant identified with Aristolochia indica (Indian birthwort or duck flower) from the Aristolochiaceae or “birthwort family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.79-81 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Rudrāṇī and Rudrajaṭā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी).—

1) The wife of Rudra, Name of Pārvatī; रुद्राण्या भगवान् रुद्रो ददर्श स्वगणैर्वृतः (rudrāṇyā bhagavān rudro dadarśa svagaṇairvṛtaḥ) Bhāg.12.1.3.

2) Epithet of a girl 11 years old.

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

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी).—f. (-ṇī) The goddess Durga, as the wife of Ruda or Siva. E. rudra Siva, ṅīṣ aff., ānuk augment.

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

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी).—see the last.

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

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी).—[feminine] Rudra's wife.

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

1) Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी):—[from rud] f. Rudra’s wife, the goddess Durgā, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a girl eleven years of age (in whom menstruation has not yet commenced, representing the goddess D° at the D° festival), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a species of plant (= rudra-jaṭā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Rudrāṇī (रुद्राणी):—(kṣī) 3. f. The goddess Durgā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rudrani 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rudrāṇi (ರುದ್ರಾಣಿ):—[noun] Pārvati, wife of Śiva.

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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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