Ruruka: 7 definitions


Ruruka 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)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ruruka (रुरुक).—A King of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. This King was a scholar in economics and administration. (Harivaṃśa, 1; 13; 29).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ruruka (रुरुक).—A son of Vijaya; a righteous king; father of Dhṛtaka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 119; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 121; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 25.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ruruka (रुरुक) (cf. Viṣṇupurāṇa chapter IV.3) is another name for Kuruka: the son of Vijaya and grandson of Dhundhu (Cuñcu in the Viṣṇupurāṇa), according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Dṛḍhāśva’s son was Hariścandra and Rohita was the son of Hariścandra. Dhundhu was the son of Rohita. Dhundhu had two sons—Sudeva and Vijaya. Kuruka (or Ruruka) was born to Vijaya. Vṛka was born of Kuruka, and from Vṛka was born Bāhu.

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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

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

Ruruka (रुरुक).—[masculine] [Name] of a prince.

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

Ruruka (रुरुक):—[from ruru] m. Name of a king, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ruruka 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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