Haihaya: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Haihaya (हैहय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.98.1) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haihaya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Haihaya (हैहय) is the son of Śatajit and the grandson of Yadu, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Yayāti had two wives—Devayānī and Śarmiṣṭhā. Devayānī gave birth to Yadu and Turvasu. [...] Yadu had a famous son known as Śatajit and the latter begot Haihaya. Dharma was the son of Haihaya and his son was Dharmanetra.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Haihaya (हैहय) refers to a country belonging to “Apara or Aparadeśa (western divisions)” classified under the constellations of Jyeṣṭhā, Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍha, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Jyeṣṭhā, Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍha represent the western divisions consisting of [i.e., Haihaya] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haihaya (हैहय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Kartavirya, a sovereign: see the next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haihaya (हैहय).—m. 1. The name of a people, Chr. 34, 12. 2. A prince.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haihaya (हैहय).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Haihaya (हैहय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(?) a medical author. Quoted in Ṭoḍarānanda W. p. 290.

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

1) Haihaya (हैहय):—m. Name of a race (said to have been descendants of Yadu; they are described in the Purāṇas as separated into 5 divisions, viz. the Tālajaṅghas, Vīti-hotras, Āvantyas, Tuṇḍikeras, and Jātas; they are, said to have overrun parts of India along with the Śakas or Scythian tribes), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Purāṇa] etc.

2) a king of the Haihayas ([especially] applied to Arjuna Kārtavīrya, who is said to have had a thousand arms; See kārtavīrya), [ib.]

3) Name of a son of Sahasrada, [Harivaṃśa]

4) of a son of Śata-jit, [Purāṇa]

5) (?) of a medical author, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haihaya (हैहय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Kārtavirya.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Haihaya (हैहय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Hehaya.

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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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