Halayudha, Halāyudha, Hala-ayudha: 10 definitions
Halayudha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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
Halāyudha (हलायुध).—A Sanskrit poet who lived in the 10th century A.D. A mahākāvya called Kavirahasya is his most important work The hero in the great poem is Krṣṇa III. A King of the Rāṣṭrakūṭa dynasty, and poet Halāyudha was a courtier of his.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Halāyudha (हलायुध) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.36.1) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Halāyudha) 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: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Halayudha (हलयुद्ध): Plough-weaponed, an epithet of Balarama who wielded a plough as his weapon.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
Halāyudha (हलायुध) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Halāyudha] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an epithet of Balarāma.
2) Name of the author of अभिधान-रत्नमाला (abhidhāna-ratnamālā).
Derivable forms: halāyudhaḥ (हलायुधः).
Halāyudha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hala and āyudha (आयुध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ) A name of Balarama. E. hala a plough, āyudha a weapon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Halāyudha (हलायुध).—[adjective] armed with a plough; [masculine] [Epithet] of Baladeva, [Name] of [several] men.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Halāyudha (हलायुध):—[from hala > hal] m. ‘plough-weaponed’, Name of Bala-rāma (See above; also transferred to Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] (also with bhaṭṭa, miśra etc.) Name of various writers ([especially] of a poet, of the author of the Abhidhāna-ratnamālā, of the author of the Purāṇa-sarvasva etc.), [Catalogue(s)]
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CLVIII < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Section CLXLI < [Swayamvara Parva]
Section CCXXII < [Subhadra-harana Parva]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XXVIII - Slaughter of Rukmini < [Book V]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 9.195 < [Section XXV - Strīdhana (property of the wife)]
Verse 9.219 < [Section XXIX - Impartible Property]
Verse 3.217 < [Section XIV - Method of Feeding]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 31: Death of Tripṛṣṭha < [Chapter I - Śreyāṃsanāthacaritra]
Part 6: Fight with Prahlāda < [Chapter V - Dattanandanaprahlādacaritra]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)