Hamsakuta, aka: Haṃsakūṭa, Hamsa-kuta; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Haṃsakūṭa (हंसकूट) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Mahābhadra and mount Supārśva, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Supārśva mountain lies on the western side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Haṃsakūṭa (हंसकूट).—(Ṃ). A mountain lying between Hastināpura and the Śataśṛṅga mountain. On his way to Śataśṛṅga Pāṇḍu crossed Haṃsakūṭam. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 118, Verse 50). Śrī Kṛṣṇa once tore off a peak of the mountain and established it in Dvārakā. (Bhārata, Ṣouthern text, Chapter 38).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

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Haṃsakūṭa (हंसकूट).—

1) Name of one of the peaks of the Himālaya.

2) the hump on the shoulder of an ox (for aṃsakūṭa).

Derivable forms: haṃsakūṭaḥ (हंसकूटः).

Haṃsakūṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and kūṭa (कूट).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haṃsakūṭa (हंसकूट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) The hump on the shoulder of the Indian ox. E. haṃsa a goose, kūṭa a peak.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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