Romaka

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Romaka (रोमक) is name of a Country/People mentioned by Panini.

Mention by Panini

Romaka (रोमक) is name of a Country/People mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Paladyadi (पलद्यादि) (4.5.110) group.[1]


Romaka (रोमक) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Krishashvadi (कृशाश्वादि) (4.2.80.2) group. [2]

History

Sandhya Jain[3] writes... Romaka (-sah)/Romana (रॊमाण) - mentioned in 'geography' (VI. 10.54); probably is a variant of Vahuka (Cr. Ed. II. 47.15).


The Romaka Siddhanta (रोमक सिद्धांत) ("Doctrine of the Romans") and the Paulisa Siddhanta ("Doctrine of Paul") were two works of Western origin which influenced Varahamihira (505 - 587 AD).

277. Romaka-Jataka.

In Mahabharata

  • Roma (रोम) as a city is mentioned in Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 28 shloka 49 with reference to Sahdeva's conquest where the hero brought under his subjection and exacted tributes. [4]
  • Roma (रोम) - Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 47 shloka 26 writes: And the Sakas and and Tukharas and Kankas and Romas and men with horns bringing with them as tribute numerous large elephants and ten thousand horses, and hundreds and hundreds of millions of gold waited at the gate, being refused permission to enter. [5]
  • Romana (रॊमाण) - In 'geography' of Mahabharata (VI. 10.54); probably a variant of Vahuka (Cr. Ed. II. 47.15). [6]

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See also

References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.510
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.503
  3. Sandhya Jain: Adi Deo Arya Devata - A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road Daryaganj, New Delhi, 2004, p.140, S.N.187.
  4. अन्ताखीं चैव रॊमां च यवनानां पुरं तदा । दूतैर एव वशे चक्रे करं चैनान अथापयत (II.28.49)
  5. शकास तुखाराः कङ्काश च रॊमशाः शृङ्गिणॊ नराः महागमान थूरगमान गणितान अर्बुदं हयान (II.47.26)
  6. वध्राः करीषकाश चापि कुलिन्थॊपत्यकास तदा । वनायवॊ थशा पार्श्वा रॊमाणः कुश बिन्थवः (VI. 10.54)
  7. चित्रमाल्यधराः केच चित केच चिद रॊमाननास तथा दिव्यमाल्याम्बरधराः सततं परियविग्रहाः (IX.44.91)