Haridvara, aka: Haridvāra, Hari-dvara; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Haridvāra (हरिद्वार).—A famous place of pilgrimage in the northern foothills of the Himālaya Mountains. This is where . Ajāmila went for purlfication, where Prajāpati Dakṣa performed his sacrifice and lost his daughter Satī, and where some drops of nectar falling from the hand of Mohinī-mūrti, the Lord's incarnation as a woman, landed. Because these drops of nectar fell, there is a Kumbha-melā every twelve years here. Nowadays the town is known as Haradwara, meaning “the gateway to Lord Śiva.”

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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haridvāra (हरिद्वार).—n (S Road to Vishn̤u or Vishn̤u's heaven.) The town Haridwar, where the Ganges descends into the level land of Hindustan.

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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Haridvāra (हरिद्वार).—Name of a celebrated Tīrtha or sacred bathing-place.

Derivable forms: haridvāram (हरिद्वारम्).

Haridvāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and dvāra (द्वार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haridvāra (हरिद्वार).—n.

(-raṃ) The town of Haridwa'R. where the Ganges descends into the level land of Hindusthan, the sacred bathing-place of the Hindus. E. hari Vishnu, and dvāra gate; being the road to Vaikunt'Ha or Vishnu'S heaven.

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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