Hair: 2 definitions
Hair means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Hair (and other body parts) were traditionally coloured by professional artists, as part of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kamasutra of Vatsyayana.—Cf. the Sanskrit Daśanavasanāṅgarāga.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The history of Indian Art covers approximately five thousand years which presents a rich and almost continuous record. The references of sixty four kinds of Kala (कला, kalā) are found in the Bhagavatapurana, Shaiva-Tantras, Kamasutra of Vatsyayana etc.
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.
India history and geography
Hair was given special care, as part of the tasks performed to beautify the Sleeping chamber (of young ladies) in Ancient India, as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] Page 83.3-9: Here is the description of the house or the sleeping chambers of young ladies which were beautified for the reception of their husbands. The select items in this list are as follows: [e.g., dressing the hair and pouring the jugs;] [...]
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+47): Hair cap moss, Haira, Hairamba, Hairan, Hairana, Hairanagata, Hairanagollu, Hairani, Hairanu, Hairanvati, Hairanya, Hairanyabaheya, Hairanyagarbha, Hairanyaka, Hairanyanabha, Hairanyastupa, Hairanyavasas, Hairanyavata, Hairanyavatakshetra, Hairanyavatavarsha.
Ends with (+18): Aleutian maidenhair, Black maidenhair, California maidenhair, Chair, Chopada khair, Dhavi-khair, Durgandh-khair, Goya-khair, Gul-e-khair, Gulkhair, Jar-khair, Kempukhair, Khair, Laal-khair, Lal-khair, Lalkhair, Maidenhair, Northern maidenhair, Pandhar khair, Pandhara khair.
Full-text (+3723): Kesa, Roman, Palita, Veni, Loma, Kesava, Pulaka, Pulakita, Keshakeshi, Lomasha, Kantakita, Shirasija, Keshanta, Shrivatsa, Cuda, Shikha, Dhammilla, Keshapasha, Keshabandha, Sakesha.
Search found 358 books and stories containing Hair; (plurals include: Hairs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Pallava period (Social and Cultural History) (by S. Krishnamurthy)
Coiffure of Men < [Chapter 4 - Material Culture of the People]
Coiffure of Children < [Chapter 4 - Material Culture of the People]
Coiffure of Women < [Chapter 4 - Material Culture of the People]
The Markandeya Purana (Study) (by Chandamita Bhattacharya)
Hair Style < [Chapter 2]
Use of Cosmetics, Perfumes, Incense, etc. < [Chapter 2]
Divisions of Āśrama (c): Vānaprastha < [Chapter 2]
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 9: Makhādeva-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 411: Susīma-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Jataka 501: Rohanta-Miga-jātaka < [Volume 4]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 37 - The Characteristics of Women < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 136 - Greatness of Lomaśeśvara (Lomaśa-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 88 - Greatness of Aṃbāvṛddhā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 4.78 < [Section IX - Personal Cleanliness]
Verse 6.6 < [Section III - Details of the Hermit’s Life]
Verse 6.2 < [Section II - The Procedure to be adopted]
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