Haladhara, Hala-dhara: 11 definitions
Haladhara 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Haladhara (हलधर).—A synonym of Balarāma. (See under Balabhadrarāma).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Haladhara (हलधर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.221.7, I.221, IX.36.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haladhara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (h)
Haladhara (हलधर) refers to the eighth of ten avatars (daśāvatāra) of Lord Viṣṇu corresponding to Balarāma, as described by Vāsudeva in his Vṛttagajendramokṣa verse 111. All the incarnations have been described with their respective contexts in 10 different verses in 10 different metres; Haladhara has been described in the Jhaladharamālā metre.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Haladhara (हलधर) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Haladhara is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a ploughman.
2) Name of Balarāma; केशव धृतहलधररूप जय जगदीश हरे (keśava dhṛtahaladhararūpa jaya jagadīśa hare) Gīt.1; अंसन्यस्ते सति हलभृतो मेचके वाससीव (aṃsanyaste sati halabhṛto mecake vāsasīva) Me.61.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Haladhara (हलधर).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.137.6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) Holding or having a plough. m.
(-raḥ) A name of Balarama. E. hala, and dhara who holds or has.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haladhara (हलधर).—I. adj. holding a plough. Ii. m. Balarāma.
Haladhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hala and dhara (धर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haladhara (हलधर).—[masculine] plough-holder, plougher ([Epithet] of Balarāma).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Haladhara (हलधर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—elder brother of Rudradhara (Śuddhiviveka etc.), son of Lakṣmīdhara. L. 1934.
2) Haladhara (हलधर):—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]
3) Haladhara (हलधर):—Abhidhānaratnamālā med.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Haladhara (हलधर):—[=hala-dhara] [from hala > hal] m. ‘plough-holder’, Name of Bala-rāma (as carrying a peculiar weapon shaped like a ploughshare), [Mahābhārata; Śiśupāla-vadha]
2) [v.s. ...] of various authors etc., [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
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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Starts with: Haladhara ratha dikshita.
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Daśāvatāra-stotram (by Jayadeva Gosvami)
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