Rukmakavaca: 2 definitions
Rukmakavaca 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 Rukmakavacha.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Rukmakavaca (रुक्मकवच).—A son of Kambalabarhis; father of Rukmeṣu and four other sons. Learned and wealthy; conquered the whole earth by killing of kavacina (soldiers in armour) with sharp arms and performed aśvamedha; Rukmeṣu became king and another Pṛthurukma helped him; two other sons, Parigha and Hari were appointed over Videha;1 banished by them the other son Jyāmagha performed penance.2
1b) The father of Paravṛt.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 10.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rukmakavaca (रुक्मकवच):—[=rukma-kavaca] [from rukma > ruc] m. Name of a grandson of Uśanas, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
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