Rukmavati, Rukmavatī, Rukmāvatī: 4 definitions


Rukmavati 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Rukmāvatī (रुक्मावती).—The daughter of Rukmī. Pradyumna married this lady. Aniruddha was the son born to Pradyumna of Rukmāvatī (Bhāgavata, Skandha 10).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rukmavatī (रुक्मवती).—A daughter of Rukmi, and wife of Pradyumna; mother of Aniruddha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 18 and 23 [9]; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 38-9.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Rukmavati in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Rukmavatī (रुक्मवती) refers to one of the 27 metres mentioned in the Suvṛttatilaka ascribed to Kṣemendra (11th century). The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody considered as unique in its nature. In this work Kṣemendra neither introduces any new metre nor discusses all the metres used in his time. He discusses 27 popular metres (e.g., Rukmavatī) which were used frequently by the poets.

2) Rukmavatī (रुक्मवती) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Rukmavatī corresponds to Puṣpasamṛddhi (according to Bharata) as well as Campakamālā. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rukmavati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Rukmavatī (रुक्मवती):—[=rukma-vatī] [from rukma-vat > rukma > ruc] f. a [particular] metre, [Piṅgala Scholiast, i.e. halāyudha]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a granddaughter of Rukmin and wife of Aniruddha, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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