Setubandha, Setu-bandha: 9 definitions


Setubandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Setubandha (सेतुबन्ध).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.199, “Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then went to Setubandha [Rāmeśvara], where He took His bath at the place called Dhanustīrtha. From there He visited the Rāmeśvara temple and then took rest”.

The island of Pambam is about eleven miles long and six miles wide. On this island, four miles north of Pambam Harbor, is Setubandha, where the temple of Rāmeśvara is located. This is a temple of Lord Śiva, and the name Rāmeśvara indicates that he is a great personality whose worshipable Deity is Lord Rāma. Thus the Lord Śiva found in the temple of Rāmeśvara is a great devotee of Lord Rāmacandra.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Setubandha (सेतुबन्ध) is the name of a commentary (on Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava) on the topic of Mantraśāstra ascribed to Bhāskararāya (C. 1685-1775 C.E.), a polymath of who composed around forty works covering the subjects of vedānta, mīmāṃsā, vyākaraṇa, nyāya, prosody, kāvya, smṛti, mantraśāstra, Vedic literature. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XVII. pp. 133-135.

The Setubandha is a part of Vāmakeśvaratantra dealing with the external and internal worship of Śrī Tripurasundarī

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Setubandha (सेतुबन्ध) is the name of a Prakrit kāvya composed by Pravarasena II during the reign of Sarvasena during the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).—Pravarasena II of the Senior branch of the Vākāṭaka family distinguished himself by the composition of Prakrit poetry. He is the reputed author of the Prakrit kāvya Setubandha, also called Rāvaṇavaho, in the Mahārāṣṭrī Prakrit.

The Sētubandha has for its theme the epic story of Rāma from his advance against Rāvaṇa and the building of a bridge of stone to Laṅkā to his return to Ayodhyā after the extermination of the demon king. The work is divided into fifteen cantos called āśvāsas, and contains 1362 verses. The prevailing metre is Skandhaka, but verses in other metres also are interspersed in the middle and also added at the end of each canto.

The Setubandha is composed in an artistic style considered suitable for a mahākāvya, with the use of puns and long compounds. It was plainly written for a public which was well versed in Sanskrit, and contains a description of all the topics considered essential in a Sanskrit mahākāvya. It has been highly praised by Sanskrit poets and rhetoricians. Bāṇa says in his Harṣacarita that by means of this Sētu (i.e. Sētubandha) the fame of Pravarasena crossed the ocean, as the army of monkeys had done before by means of the bridge (of Rāma)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sētubandha (सेतुबंध).—m (S) The ridge of rocks extending from the south extremity of the Coromandel coast towards the island of Ceylon, supposed to have been formed by Hanuman at the command of Rama, as a bridge for the passage of his forces when marching against Rawan̤, Adam's bridge.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Setubandha (सेतुबन्ध).—

1) the forming or construction of a bridge, cause-way &c.; Kau. A.2.1; वयोगते किं वनिता- विलासो जले गते किं खलु सेतुबन्धः (vayogate kiṃ vanitā- vilāso jale gate kiṃ khalu setubandhaḥ) Subhāṣ.; Ku.4.6.

2) the ridge of rocks extending from the southern extremity of the Coromandel coast towards Ceylon (said to have been built for Rāma's passage to Laṅkā by Nala and the other monkeys); Bhāg.7.14.31.

3) any bridge or cause-way.

Derivable forms: setubandhaḥ (सेतुबन्धः).

Setubandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms setu and bandha (बन्ध).

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

Setubandha (सेतुबन्ध).—m.

(-ndhaḥ) 1. The ridge of rocks extending from the south extremity of the Coromandel coast towards the island of Ceylon, supposed to have been formed by Hanuman by command of Rama, as a bridge for the passage of his forces, when going against Ravana. 2. Any dyke or dam, &c. E. setu a bridge, bandha a binding.

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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. 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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