Haricakra; 1 Definition(s)


Haricakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Harichakra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Haricakra (हरिचक्र).—The wheel of Viṣṇu, fell to pieces at Naimiṣa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 14.
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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