Hamsamarga, aka: Haṃsamārga, Hamsa-marga; 3 Definition(s)

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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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Haṃsamārga (हंसमार्ग).—A hilly country;1 watered by the Nalinī;2 an eastern tribe.3

  • 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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Kavya (poetry)

Hamsamarga in Kavya glossary... « previous · [H] · next »

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.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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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’.

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