Hūhū, aka: Huhu, Huhū; 2 Definition(s)
The Sanskrit term Hūhū can be transliterated into English as Huhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Hūhū (हूहू).—A Gandharva in Brahmaloka who entertains Brahmā with music;1 cursed by sage Devala to become a crocodile; caught hold of Gajendra and was released from his curse;2 with the sun in the months of Śuci and Śukra.3
- 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 68.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 15; VIII. 4. 3-5.
- 3) Ib. XII. 11. 36; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 7; III. 7. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 46.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Jainism)
Huhū (हुहू) is the name of a gandharva god according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The gandharvas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The gandharvas have a golden appearance according to the Digambaras and the Tumbaru tree is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree). They have a blackish complexion and are beautiful in appearance, have excellent physiognomy, sweet voices and are adorned with crowns and neckalces according to the Śvetāmbaras.
The deities such as the Huhū are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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