Haricandana, aka: Hari-candana; 3 Definition(s)
Haricandana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Haricandana (हरिचन्दन).—Offered to Śeṣa by Nāga maids.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 25.
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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haricandana (हरिचंदन).—n m S A tree, furnishing the yellow sandal wood.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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