Haricandana, aka: Hari-candana; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

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

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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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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haricandana (हरिचंदन).—n m S A tree, furnishing the yellow sandal wood.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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