Hamsapatha, Haṃsapatha: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Haṃsapatha (हंसपथ).—A region famous in the Purāṇas. The armies from this place fought in the great war. They fought taking their position at the grīvāsthāna (neck position) of the Garuḍa vyūha (A particular array of soldiers) set up by Droṇa. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 20, Verse 7).

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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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