Rupanarayana, Rūpanārāyaṇa: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण).—A grammarian of Bengal of the fifteenth century who wrote short comments on some sections of the Supadma Vyākaraṇa under the names सुपद्मषट्कारक (supadmaṣaṭkāraka) and सुपद्मसमास-संग्रह् (supadmasamāsa-saṃgrah).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Rupanarayana in Jainism glossary
Source: Jainworld: Jain History

Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण).—Nimbadeva erected another temple at Kolhapur and named it Rūpanārāyaṇa which was a Biruda of his suzerain Gaṇḍarāditya. This is explicitly stated in an inscription, at the Jaina Vasati at Teradāl in the former Sāngli State.

The temple of Rūpanārāyaṇa became the centre of Jaina religious activities in that period. Śrutakīrti-Traividya, though the priest of the Rūpanārāyaṇa temple in Kolhapur, received gifts of rates and taxes levied on commodities sold in the market of Kavaḍegolla for the benefit of the temple of Pārśvanātha at that place. This shows that the affairs of the temple were controlled from the centre at the Rūpanārāyaṇa temple in Kolhapur.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

1) The Rūpanārāyaṇa Vasati refers to a Jain temple constructed by the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—This temple erected by Nimbadevarasa, a Sāmanta of the Śilāhāra king Gaṇḍarāditya, still exists well maintained near the Śukravāra gate of Kolhāpur. Nimbadoevarasa named it Rūpanārāyaṇa after a biruda of his liege-lord Gaṇḍarāditya. The Terdāl stone inscription,[4] dated Śaka Saṃvat 1109, mentions explicitly that Nimbadevarasa constructed this vasati. It is mentioned also in Śravaṇa Belgol inscription.

Architectural details: The Rūpanārāyaṇa vasati is erected on a high adhiṣṭhāna. It consists of four parts, viz. the garbha-gṛha, the antarāla, the sabhā-maṇḍapa and the ardha-manḍapa. They are all inwardly rectangular. Only the garbha-gṛha is star-shaped outwardly, but it is not decorated with sculptures. The pillars in the sabhā-maṇḍapa are square-shaped at the bottom, then octagonal and finally round, and support the beams on which the ceiling is erected.

2) Rūpanārāyaṇa is also mentioned in the “Kolhāpur stone inscription of Gaṇḍarāditya”. Accordingly, “...having washed the feet of the holy Śrutakīrti Traividyadeva of the Pustaka Gaccha in the Deśīya-Gaṇa of the Mūla-Saṅgha, who is the priest of the famous temple of Rūpanārāyaṇa in Kollāpura”.

3) Rūpanārāyaṇa is also mentioned in the “Kolhāpur stone inscription of Vijayāditya”. Accordingly, “... the holy Māghanandi-siddhāntadeva, the head of the Pustaka Gaccha of the Deśīya Gaṇa of the Mūla Saṅgha, and the priest of the Jaina temple of Rūpanārāyaṇa at Kṣullakpura... ”. 

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rupanarayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Mahādānaprayogapaddhati. He is quoted by Vācaspatimiśra Oxf. 273^b, by Kamalākara, in Kuṇḍakaumudī Oxf. 341^b, by Keśava in Dvaitapariśiṣṭa, by Nīlakaṇṭha in Dānamayūkha, etc.

2) Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण):—son of Bhavānīdāsa, grandson of Nāthamalla, composed in 1580: Vyavahāracamatkāra [dharma]

3) Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण):—(?) [dharma] by Udayasiṃha. Bhk. 21.

4) Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण):—king, father of Candrasena, father of Rudrasena, father of Mukundasena, who was the patron of Parama (Mukundavijaya 1535).

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

1) Rūpanārāyaṇa (रूपनारायण):—[=rūpa-nārāyaṇa] [from rūpa > rūp] m. Name of two authors, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] (?) of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rupanarayana 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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