Haha, aka: Hahā, Hāhā; 8 Definition(s)
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Hāhā (हाहा).—A Gandharva, the son of Kaśyapaprajāpati by his wife Pradhā. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 59). Other Information. (1) Hāhā was present at the birthday celebrations of Arjuna. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 59).
He lives in Kubera’s assembly. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 10, Verse 25).
Hāhā welcomed Arjuna in the Devaloka when once he visited the place. (Vana Parva, Chapter 43. Verse 14). (See full article at Story of Hāhā from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 68.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 107:
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Haha (हह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.49, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haha) 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
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’).
General definition (in Jainism)
Hāhā (हाहा) 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 Hāhā 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
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
hāhā (हाहा).—An interjection of grief, sorrow, or pain.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
hāhā (हाहा).—An interj. of sorrow, grief, or pain.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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Search found 17 books and stories containing Haha, Hahā or Hāhā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.158 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.4.246 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 40 - The Marriage Procession of Śiva < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter X - Names of the twelve Adityas < [Book II]
Canto I - Dynasties of the kings < [Book IV]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)