Rupalavanya, Rūpalāvaṇya, Rupa-lavanya: 8 definitions


Rupalavanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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»] — Rupalavanya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य) refers to “exquisite beauty”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] Wife is the root of the household, and of its happiness; she is the source of the fruit of virtue and for the flourishing of the family. In every house there are women proud of their exquisite beauty (rūpalāvaṇya-garvitā) and comely appearance. But it is only due to the devotion of Śiva that a chaste lady is obtained. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rupalavanya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य).—n S Elegance of form, countenance, or person in general; shapeliness, comeliness, handsomeness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य).—n Comeliness, handsomeness.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rupalavanya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य).—exquisiteness of form, elegance.

Derivable forms: rūpalāvaṇyam (रूपलावण्यम्).

Rūpalāvaṇya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rūpa and lāvaṇya (लावण्य).

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

Rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य).—n.

(-ṇyaṃ) Elegance, loveliness. E. rūpa, and lāvaṇya beauty.

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

Rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य):—[=rūpa-lāvaṇya] [from rūpa > rūp] n. beauty of form, elegance, loveliness, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Rūpalāvaṇya (रूपलावण्य):—[rūpa-lāvaṇya] (ṇyaṃ) 1. n. Elegance of form.

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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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