Hamsamarga, Haṃsamārga, Hamsa-marga: 5 definitions
Hamsamarga 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 120, 135; 47. 56.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 59; Matsya-purāṇa 121. 58.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 120.
Haṃsamārga (हंसमार्ग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.68) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haṃsa-mārga) 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Haṃsamārga (हंसमार्ग) or Himsamārga is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Himsamārga is known as the name of Krauñcarandhra or Haṃsadvāra in the Himālaya. This is said to have been opened by Parasurāma with an arrow. It is identified with the Nīti pass in the district of Kumaon, which connecting Tibet with India.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haṃsamārga (हंसमार्ग):—[=haṃsa-mārga] [from haṃsa] m. [plural] Name of a people ([Bombay edition] hanyamāna), [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Haṃsamārga (हंसमार्ग):—m. pl. Nomen proprium einer Völkerschaft [Mahābhārata 6, 377] (hanyamāna [ed. Bomb.]). [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 57, 41. 56.]
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 16 - The Description of Bharata < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 18 - Description of the Jambūdvīpa < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)