Haihaya; 4 Definition(s)

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Haihaya (हैहय).—A King, the son of Vatsa, born in the dynasty of Śaryāti. He was the founder of the Haihaya dynasty. He became a brahmin by choosing Sage Bhṛgu as his Preceptor. He was also known as Vītahavya. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 30, Verses 54-57).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Haihaya (हैहय).—One of the three sons of Śatajit (Sataji, Matsya-purāṇa) and father of Dharma. (Dharmanetra, Matsya-purāṇa). (Dharmatantra, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 21, 22; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 4. Matsya-purāṇa 43. 8-9; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 7-8.

1b) (Arjuna s.v.); lost his kingdom through pride of power.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 73. 20.

1c) Attained yoga through the grace of Datta; were defeated by Sagara and destroyed by Paraśurāma;1 their king was Kārtavīrya and then his grandson Tālajangha. Five groups among them are distinguished; Vītihotras, Bhojas, Avantis, Tuṇḍikaras and Tālajanghas;2 24 kings contemporaneous with ten Śiśunāgas;3 28 in number;4 Tālajanghas of whom five clans are distinguished; these are Vītihotras, Śaryātas, Bhojas, Avantis and Kuṇḍikeras;5 country of, watered by Nalinī.6

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 4; IX. 8. 5; 15. 14.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 48. 13 and 22; 63. 120; 69. 52.
  • 3) Ib. III. 74. 136.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 272. 15.
  • 5) Ib. 43. 48.
  • 6) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 59.

1d) 100 kings after the Prativindhyas:*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 261-71; Vāyu-purāṇa 32. 50.

1e) A tribe;1 defeated Bāhu.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 122; 99. 323.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 26, 40-1.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haihaya (हैहय).—m. pl. Name of a people and their country.

-yaḥ 1 Name of the great-grandson of Yadu.

2) Name of Arjuna Kārtavīrya (who had a thousand arms and was slain by Paraśurāma q. v.); धेनुवत्सहरणाच्च हैहयस्त्वं च कीर्तिमप- हर्तुमुद्यतः (dhenuvatsaharaṇācca haihayastvaṃ ca kīrtimapa- hartumudyataḥ) R.11.74.

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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