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Rādhā (राध) – (Srīmatī Rādhārāṇī; voc. Rādhe) – eternal consort of Lord Kṛṣṇa; supreme pleasure potency of the Lord


Rādhikā (राधिक) – see Rādhā


Rādhikā-ramaṇa (राधिका-रमण) – name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the one that gives pleasure to Rādhikā (Rādhā)


rāga (राग) – 1) attachment 2) lit. “that would colors the mind”; melodic forms containing aesthetic qualities, upward and downward scales, king and queens of notes, and emotional feels


Raghu (रघ) – the great-grandfather of Lord Rāma; one of the founders of the royal (solar) dynasty Lord Rāma appeared in


Raghunātha (रघुनाथ) – name of Lord Rāma; lord of the Raghu race


Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī (रघुनाथ भट्ट गोस्वाम) – one of the six Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana


Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī (रघुनाथ दास गोस्वाम) – one of the six Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana


rājā (राज) – king


rājā dharma (राज धर्म) – king’s sacred duty, principles, and actions


rajo-guṇa (रजो-गुण) – the mode of passion


rakṣaka (रक्षक) – protector


rākasa (राक्षस) – race of demoniac persons


Rāma (राम) – 1) a name for Lord Kṛṣṇa meaning “reservoir of pleasure” 2) Lord Rāmacandra who took form to destroy Rāvaṇa and establish the role of the perfect man and perfect king 3) Lord Balarāma


Rāma rājya (राम राज्य) – the perfect rule under Lord Rāmacandra’s kingship


Ramā (रम) – Lakṣmī, Lord Viṇu’s eternal consort


Rāmacandra (रामचन्द्र) – see Rāma


Rāmacandra Kavirāja (रामचन्द्र कविराज) – the associate of Narottama Dāsa hākura


Rāmānanda Rāya (रामानन्द राय) – a confidential associate of Lord Caitanya who saw the ad-bhuja form of the Lord


Rāmānuja (Rāmānujācārya) (रामानुज/रामानुजाचार्य) – great Vaiṇava devotee who founded the Śrī sampradāya


Rāmāyaṇa (रामायण) – the epic written by Vālmīkī describing all of Lord Rāma’s pastimes


Rāma navami (राम नवमि) – the appearance day celebration of Lord Rāma; (ninth day of the month of Caitra (March-April))


ratha (रथ) – chariot


Ratha Yātrā (रथ यात्र) – (lit. “journey of the chariots”) the festival where Jagannātha, Baladeva, and Subhadrā are taken outside of the temple and placed on chariots on the streets of the city. Devotees pull the chariots throughout the city chanting Their holy names


rāsa līlā (रास लील) – the dance Lord Kṛṣṇa performed with the gopīs headed by Rādhā


Rāseśvarī (रासेश्वर) – Rādhā, queen of the rāsa field


Rāvaṇa (रावण) – son of Kaikasī and Viśravā; demoniac king of Lankā, kidnapped Sītā and was slain by Lord Rāma


Ṛg-veda (ऋग्वेद) – one of the four original Vedas containing hymns and chants to various demigods


kṣ (ऋक्ष) – bears


karāja (ऋक्षराज) – king of bears


ṇa (ऋण) – debt


Rohiṇī (रोहिण) – wife of Vasudeva and mother of Balarāma (Rohiṇī-suta)


ṛṣabha (ऋशभ) – the second note in the musical scale


Ṛṣabha (ऋशभ/ऋशभदेव) – (Ṛṣabhadeva) form of Lord Kṛṣṇa who was ruler that devotional service in the fifth canto of the Bhāgavatam


ṛṣi (ऋषि) – a seer


Rṣyamukha (ऋष्यमुख) – the mountain where Sugrīva and his minister stayed until Lord Rāma’s visit


ṛtvika (ऋत्विक) – 1) a Vedic priest (from ṛtvija) 2) acceptor of initiation by a ṛtvika priest


Rudra (रुद्र) – 1) name of Lord Siva 2) lit. “anger” 3) one of the four sampradāyas


rudra vīṇā (रुद्र वीण) – the more common vīṇā in the North Indian tradition; a bamboo stringed zither


Rukmi (रुक्मि) – brother of Rukmiṇī


Rukmiṇī (रुक्मिण) – one of the main wives of Lord Kṛṣṇa


Rumā (रुम) – Sugrīva’s wife, held captive by Vālī until his death


rūpa (रूप) – form


rūpaka (रूपक) – a common seven beat cycle of North Indian music


rūpakam (रूपकम) – a common six beat cycle of South Indian music


rūpam (रूपम) – see uptāla jhampaka


Rūpa Gosvāmī (रूप गोस्वाम) – the leader of the six Gosvāmīs of Vndāvana, author of Bhakti Rasāmta Sindhu


UPDATED: July 6, 2009