Hamsaprapatana, aka: Haṃsaprapatana; 2 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Haṃsaprapatana (हंसप्रपतन).—North of Pratiṣṭhāna and west of the Bhāgīratī; a Kṣetram in Prayagā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 106. 32.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haṃsaprapatana (हंसप्रपतन) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.82). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haṃsaprapatana) 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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