Hamsika, aka: Haṃsikā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Haṃsikā (हंसिका).—A daughter of Surabhi. This cow is said to be supporting the southern region. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 102, Verse 7).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haṃsikā (हंसिका).—A female goose.

See also (synonyms): haṃsī.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Surabhi.—see surahī. Note: surabhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can b...
Haṃsī (हंसी) is the name of one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra...
Saurabhī (सौरभी).—1) A cow.2) Name of the daughter of the cow called Surabhi; तां सौरभेयीं सुरभ...

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