Haribhadra, aka: Haribhadrā; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Haribhadra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

[Haribhadra in Purana glossaries]

Haribhadrā (हरिभद्रा).—Daughter of Kaśyapa by Krodhā. She was given in marriage to sage Pulaha and from them were born the monkeys, Kinnaras, Kiṃpuruṣas etc. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Haribhadrā (हरिभद्रा).—A daughter of Krodhavaśā and Hari and a wife of Pulaha; sons, monkeys of different kinds; Kinnaras, Kimpuruṣas, etc.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 172; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 205, 208.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Haribhadra in Buddhism glossaries]

Haribhadra (70-140 CE) was preceptor of Pala king Dharmapala. He was the pupil of Shantarakshita and Vairochanabhadra. Buddhjnana was the disciple of Haribhadra.

(Source): academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Haribhadra in Jainism glossaries]

Haribhadra (हरिभद्र) is the name of a Yakṣa mentioned in the Tattvārtha-bhāṣya amongst a list of thirteen. The Tattvārtha-bhāṣya is a commentary on the Tattvārtha-sūtra, an ancient and foundational Jain text written in the 2nd century by Umāsvāti. It contains philosophy accepted as authoritative by both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara sects of Jainism.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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