Rukmaratha, Rukma-ratha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rukmaratha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—Son of Śalya, King of Madra.

(i) He attended the wedding of Draupadī in the company of his father and brothers. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Verse 14).

(ii) In the great war he fell unconscious shot by the arrows of Śveta. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 47, Verse 48).

(iii) He was killed by Abhimanyu in the great war. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 9).

2) Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—A synonym of Droṇācārya. As he rode in a golden chariot Droṇa came to be known by this name. (Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 58, Verse 2).

3) Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—A particular sect of Trigartta Kings, who fought on the side of the Kauravas in the great war. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 112, Verse 19). This sect of Kings attacked Arjuna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—A son of Bhīṣmaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 32.

1b) A son of Mahāpaurava (nandana).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 73; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 187.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rukmaratha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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»] — Rukmaratha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—Name of Droṇa.

Derivable forms: rukmarathaḥ (रुक्मरथः).

Rukmaratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rukma and ratha (रथ). See also (synonyms): rukmavāhana.

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

Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—1. [masculine] a golden chariot.

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Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ).—2. [adjective] having a golden chariot, [Epithet] of Droṇa.

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

1) Rukmaratha (रुक्मरथ):—[=rukma-ratha] [from rukma > ruc] m. a golden chariot

2) [v.s. ...] the chariot of Rukma-ratha id est. of Droṇa, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. having a g° ch°

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Droṇa, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] of various men (also [plural]), [ib.; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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