Haharava, Hāhārava, Haha-rava: 4 definitions



Haharava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Scribd: Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita

Hāhārava (हाहारव) refers to “cries of lamentation” according to the Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta 2.5.242-243.—Accordingly, “there in Gokula the pure devotees always feel humility and pure love for the Lord. In that mood, they see the forests, rivers, and hills as if an empty wilderness. Those devotees, their mouths filled with cries of lamentation (hāhārava), their hearts burning in absolute grief, are always searching for their beloved”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Hāhārava (हाहारव) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Jñānacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the jñānacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the saṃbhoga-puṭa (‘enjoyment layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Hāhārava is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Kuṇḍala and with the direction-guardian (dikpāla) named Ravitana.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hāhārava (हाहारव).—the cry हाहा (hāhā).

Derivable forms: hāhāravaḥ (हाहारवः).

Hāhārava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hāhā and rava (रव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hāhārava (हाहारव):—[=hā-hā-rava] [from ] m. the exclamation hā hā, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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 (even English!). 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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