According to Aangiras (p 312)
Raadhaa is a short name of Rukminee used
by her father, Vrishbhaanu Bheeshmak who left Vrindaa Van to become the
King of Vidarbh. Raadhaa again met Krishn in Saandeepani school where
the two fell in love and later got married. She is considered the
incarnation of Lakshmee.
Beloved husband of Raadhaa, means Krishn.
(1) In Indian music specific sequence of notes. There are hundreds of them.
(1) The main ingredient of Raaj Yog is Hath Yog which controls the mind
through Aasan (postures) and Praanaayaam. Aasan are physical postures
for improving body and mind functions and Praanaayaam is for systematic
regulation of breathing for a given period. Kundalinee Yog is a system
considered a part of Raaj Yog by the followers of Tantra.
(2) In astrology, Raaj Yog shows good fortune, prosperity and all kinds
of comfort like a king.
King. Its synonyms are - Narendra, Naresh
One of the three Gun - Saatwik, Raajas and Taamas. It is called Taijas also.
A Kshatriya who has achieved the status of a Rishi. Vishwaamitra is most
suitable example of Raajarshi.
Whose eyes are like blue lotus - Raam.
King of cowherd. Another name of Shree Krishn.
(1) Politics. (2) Diplomacy.
Yagya see Yagya
see also Vivaah
One of the eight types of Vivaah (marriage). Consummating a marriage by
forcibly obtaining a girl without her consent and after fighting
successfully with her parents and other relatives (Manu Smriti, 3-33) is
called Raakshas Vivaah.
Chaitra Shukla Navamee is Raam Navamee day - birthday of Shree Raam. His
story is enacted and sung in Brahmaa (Mynmaar, or Burmaa), Jaavaa and
Sumaatraa islands (Indonesia), Malaya Dweep Samooh (Malayasia), Shyaam
(Thailand), and Kambuj (Cambodia). For centuries, the kings of Thailand
have been named Raam. There is a city in Thailand named Ayodhyaa and
some of the prominent institutions there have Ayodhyaa as part of their name.
The government of Raam. The rule of Raam was perfect, a situation in
which people lived in complete bliss - perfect governance..
Raamchandra see Raam
(1758-1660 BC) The eldest son of King Dasharath, the king of Koshal, and Kaushalyaa. He is
popularly known as Shree Raam. He was an ideal son, ideal brother, ideal
husband, ideal friend and an ideal foe. He lived His life as an ideal
life that is why He is popularly known as Maryaadaa Purushottam Raam.
The words "Raam Raajya", literally mean the reign of Shree Raam, mean a
government which is ideal and just and where people are happy and satisfied.
[I do not
challenge Aangiras giving these dates for Raam's existence, but I do not
agree with them. First of all every Yug's period is defined in Hindu
religion - Sat Yug (1,728,000), Tretaa Yug (1,296,000), Dwaapar
Yug (864,000), Kali Yug (432,000). If he dates Krishn's birth and death
1150-1064 BC, the with these years of Yug, how this is possible that
Raam's birth and death dates are 1758-1660 BC? Raam did not die just
only 500 years ago? And he also did not live only for 102 years?
According to Vaalmeeki Raamaayan His ruling period was 11,000 years.
Thus these dates raise a considerable doubt.]
Raam Charit Maanas
A type of Dance form favorite of Krishn with Gopee. This folk dance is
very popular in Vrindaa Van and Gjaraat and is gradually gaining
popularity throughout the Hindoo world. Gujaraatee Daandiyaa with wooden
sticks is the variation of Krishn's Raas.
(1) Pile, (2) Sum, (3) Quantity, (4) Zodiac Signs
(1) Raatri means Night. Its synonyms are Nishaa, Raat, Rajanee, Yaaminee
(2) There are 12 Raatri - (1) Veer Raatri - Hadee Raatri, (2) Mahaa
Raatri - Kadee Raatri, (3) Kaal Raatri, (4) Moh Raatri, (5) Krodh Raatri
- Sadee Raatri, (6) Ghor Raatri, (7) Achal Raatri, (8) Divya Raatri -
Kahadee Raatri, (9) Taaraa Raatri - Neel Raatri, (10) Shiv Raatri -
Prasaad Raatri, (11) Siddhi Raatri - Oordhwa Raatri, and (12) Daarun
Raatri. Veer Raatri is the Tuseday of any Krishn Paksh (Dark Moon
Period). Veer Raatri is the Siddh Muhoort for doing the
Purashcharan of certain
(1) Name of the grandfather of Shree Raam.
Another name of Lakshmee.
(1) Amusement theater. (2) Arena.
see also Mandal
Beautiful diagrams drawn on
floor to beautify the place. They can be made by simple plian flour,
rice flour, Geroo (red clay) or other colors to make them colorful.
The whole area of amusement, including the amusement theater and seating
arrangement for audience etc.
Gems, Jewels, Precious Stones.
Ratn in Astrology
Ratn in Ppuraan
Sun. Synonym of Soorya.
One of Praanaayaam's four processes - others are Poorak, Kumbhak and
Shoonyak. Exhaling the breath.
The animals which walk on their belly.
(1) Name of the 5th Nakshatra (constellation) from among 27 Nakshatra.
(2) Name of the wife of Balaraam.
Three brothers mentioned in Rig Ved, who through their continuous
performance of virtuous works reached perfection and hence were elevated
to Divine status in the eyes of men.
Sacred verses in praise of the Lord.
Devtaa see Vaahan
One of the four Ved - Rig Ved, Yajur Ved, Atharv Ved, and Saam Ved. Some
take Aayur Ved as fifth Ved.
Rig Ved Sookt
(1) Debt of money or anything in this mortal world. (2) Credit.
(3) Obligation. (4) Due. (5) Negative amount.
(6) When a soul takes birth, he comes with three Rin - (1) Dev Rin - paid by
doing Yagya, (2) Pitra
Rin - paid by producing children, especially son, and (3) Brahm Rin - paid by
acquiring Brahm Gyaan. And one is supposed to pay all these Rin before he dies.
Rin Vimochan Stotra
(1) Bull. (2) The best, the excellent. (3) The second note
of North Indian music.
Whatever seems to be Dharm (duty), for example speaking truth, but sweet, is called Rit.
Season. In India there are six seasons - (1) Vasant (Spring), (2) Greeshm
(Summer), (3) Varshaa (Rainy), (4) Sharad (Autumn or Fall), (5) Hemant (Winter), and
(6) Shishir (mild Winter).
Ritual is to do a certain action in a prescribed way.
Disease. [Agni Puraan, p 564] says Rog are of 4 types - physical,
mental, acute and natural. Fever, leprosy etc are physical diseases;
anger etc are mental diseases; injuries etc are acute (Aagantuk)
diseases; and hunger and old age are natural diseases.
(1) Red. (2) Cow. (3) Name of the mother of Balaraam, wife
of Vasudev, Krishn's step mother. (4) Name of the 4th wife, of the 27 wives, of Chandramaa. She is a
Rom Rom Pulakit Honaa
Horripilation (caused by excessive joy or fear).
(1) Form. (2) Beauty.
A long prayer to Rudra consisting of two parts - Namak and Chamak. It is
also known as Namakam and Chamakam. The text as appearing in the Taittireeya
Sanhitaa of Krishn Yajur Ved and is followed throughout India.
Rudram and Chamakam