Haricandana, Hari-candana: 9 definitions

Introduction

Haricandana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Harichandana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haricandana (हरिचन्दन).—Offered to Śeṣa by Nāga maids.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 25.
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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Haricandana.—(CITD), a sort of yellow sandal-wood; one of the five trees of svarga; a title of nobility in medieval Orissa (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIII, p. 4); cf. Śrīcandana. Note: haricandana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haricandana (हरिचंदन).—n m S A tree, furnishing the yellow sandal wood.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haricandana (हरिचन्दन).—

1) a kind of yellow sandal (the wood or tree); ततः प्रकोष्ठे हरिचन्दना- ङ्किते (tataḥ prakoṣṭhe haricandanā- ṅkite) R.3.59;6.6; Ś.7.2; Ku.5.59.

2) one of the five trees of paradise; पञ्चैते देवतरवो मन्दारः पारिजातकः । संतानः कल्पवृक्षश्च पुंसि वा हरिचन्दनम् (pañcaite devataravo mandāraḥ pārijātakaḥ | saṃtānaḥ kalpavṛkṣaśca puṃsi vā haricandanam) || Ak. (-nam) 1 moonlight.

2) saffron.

3) the filament of a lotus.

Derivable forms: haricandanaḥ (हरिचन्दनः), haricandanam (हरिचन्दनम्).

Haricandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and candana (चन्दन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haricandana (हरिचन्दन).—mn.

(-naḥ-naṃ) 1. A yellow and fragrant sort of Sandal wood. 2. One of the five trees of paradise, (the other four being, pārijāta, mandāra, santāna and kalpa.) n.

(-naṃ) 1. Saffron. 2. Moon-light. 3. The filament or farina of a lotus. 4. The person of a lover or mistress. E. hari Vishnu, or yellow, and candana Sandal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haricandana (हरिचन्दन).—I. m. and n. 1. A yellow and fragrant sort of sandal-wood. 2. a tree of paradise. Ii. n. 1. saffron. 2. moonlight. 3. the farina of the lotus. 4. the person of a beloved one.

Haricandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and candana (चन्दन).

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Haricandana refers to: yellow sandal Vv 831; DhA.I, 28;

Note: haricandana is a Pali compound consisting of the words hari and candana.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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