Hamsavahana, Haṃsavāhana, Hamsa-vahana: 5 definitions
Hamsavahana 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Haṃsavāhana (हंसवाहन).—epithets of Brahman.
Derivable forms: haṃsavāhanaḥ (हंसवाहनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) Brahma. E. haṃsa a goose, and vāhana a vehicle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haṃsavāhana (हंसवाहन):—[=haṃsa-vāhana] [from haṃsa] m. ‘id.’, Name of Brahmā, [ib.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Haṃsavāhana (हंसवाहन):—adj. dass.; m. ein N. Brahman's [Jaṭādhara] in [Oxforder Handschriften 190,b,8.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa.7,3,16.]
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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Hamsa Upanishad of Shukla-Yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 107 - Procedure of the Worship of Brahmā < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)