Haridraka: 7 definitions

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Haridraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Haridraka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Haridraka (हरिद्रक).—A nāga born in Kaśyapa’s dynasty. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 35, Verse 12).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Haridraka (हरिद्रक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.12, I.35) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haridraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Haridraka is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Haridraka].

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Haridraka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Haridraka in India is the name of a plant defined with Haldina cordifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nauclea sterculiifolia A. Rich. ex DC.) (Adina Salisb., from the Greek adinos ‘clustered, plentiful, crowded’, referring to the clustered flowers. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Forest Fl. N.W. India (1874)
· The Paradisus Londinensis (1807)
· Blumea (1978)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haridraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haridraka (हरिद्रक).—The yellow sandal tree.

Derivable forms: haridrakaḥ (हरिद्रकः).

See also (synonyms): haridra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Haridraka (हरिद्रक):—[from hari] m. the yellow sandal tree, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent-demon, [Mahābhārata]

3) Hāridraka (हारिद्रक):—[from hari] mfn. yellow, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent-demon, [Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Haridraka in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haridraka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hāridraka (ಹಾರಿದ್ರಕ):—

1) [noun] the colour of gold; yellow colour.

2) [noun] the turmeric powder.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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