Hamsaprapatana, Haṃsaprapatana: 3 definitions
Hamsaprapatana 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
Haṃsaprapatana (हंसप्रपतन).—North of Pratiṣṭhāna and west of the Bhāgīratī; a Kṣetram in Prayagā.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 106. 32.
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.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haṃsaprapatana (हंसप्रपतन):—[=haṃsa-prapatana] [from haṃsa] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]
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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Starts with: Hamsaprapatanatirtha.
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