Rukmakavaca: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Rukmakavacha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rukmakavaca in Purana glossary
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

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 26-9.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 44. 25-30; Va. 95. 25-26.

1b) The father of Paravṛt.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rukmakavaca in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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]

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Rukmakavaca 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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