Haraya: 4 definitions

Introduction:

Haraya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Haraya (हरय).—A group of gods called Jayādevas of the epoch of Tāmasa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 43; III. 3. 9 and 66; 4. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 9; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 16.

1b) Vānaras born of Harī and Pulaha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 175.

1c) Jayādevas in Cāriṣṇāva antara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 39.
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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hārāya (हाराय):—[from hara] [Nominal verb] [Ātmanepada] yate, to become a string of pearls, [Pārśvanātha-caritra]

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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 (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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Haraya (हरय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hrada.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Haraya (ಹರಯ):—

1) [noun] the condition of being young.

2) [noun] the time of being young.

3) [noun] the time that a person has existed since birth; age.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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