Hamsadhvaja, Hamsa-dhvaja, Haṃsadhvaja: 4 definitions


Hamsadhvaja means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Haṃsadhvaja (हंसध्वज) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the five temples being a favorite of Brahmā. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Haṃsadhvaja (हंसध्वज).—A King of Campānagarī, who was a great devotee of Viṣṇu. During his reign monogamy prevailed in the country. He took the yājñic horse of Yudhiṣṭhira captive, and in the fight to release the horse Arjuna killed Sudhanvā and Suratha, sons of Haṃsadhvaja. Grieved and enraged at their death Haṃsadhvaja took the field against Arjuna, and Śrī Kṛṣṇa finding that Arjuna’s life was in danger pacified them both. Also Kṛṣṇa requested Haṃsadhvaja to be a supporter of Arjuna in future. Haṃsadhvaja had five sons called Suratha, Sudhanvā, Sudarśa, Subala and Sama. (Jaimini, Aśvamedha Parva, 17, 21).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hamsadhvaja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haṃsadhvaja (हंसध्वज):—[=haṃsa-dhvaja] [from haṃsa] m. Name of a king, [Catalogue(s)]

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Hamsadhvaja in German

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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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