Ekahamsa, aka: Ekahaṃsa, Eka-hamsa; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

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Ekahaṃsa (एकहंस) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ekahaṃsa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ekahaṃsa (एकहंस).—the chief or highest Haṃsa (an allegorical designation of the soul). हिरण्मयः पुरुष एकहंसः (hiraṇmayaḥ puruṣa ekahaṃsaḥ) Bṛ. Up.4.3.11.

Derivable forms: ekahaṃsaḥ (एकहंसः).

Ekahaṃsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and haṃsa (हंस).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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