Hairaṇvata, Hairanvata: 2 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hairaṇvata (हैरण्वत).—A kingdom to the south of the Śṛṅgavān and north of the Śveta hills, people rolling in wealth and living for thousands of years; noted for the tree Lakuca.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 15. 66-9.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Hairaṇvata (हैरण्वत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.9.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hairaṇvata) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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