Harivahana, Harivāhana, Hari-vahana: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Harivāhana (हरिवाहन).—A son of Caidyoparicara.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 27.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Harivāhana (हरिवाहन) or Harivāhanalokeśvara refers to number 82 of the 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara found in the Machhandar Vahal (Kathmanu, Nepal). [Machhandar or Machandar is another name for for Matsyendra.].
“Harivāhana also is identical with [Piṇḍapātra Lokeśvara], with the difference that here the god carries the Kamaṇḍalu in his right hand and the chowrie in his left.—Piṇḍapātra Lokeśvara is one-faced and two-armed and stands on a lotus. He holds the Piṇḍapātra (the bowl) in his two hands near the navel”.
The names of the 108 deities [viz., Harivāhana] possbily originate from a Tantra included in the Kagyur which is named “the 108 names of Avalokiteshvara”, however it is not yet certain that this is the source for the Nepali descriptions. Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
3) Name of the sun. °दिश् (diś) f. the east; अलकसंयमनादिव लोचने हरीत मे हरिवाहनदिङ्मुखम् (alakasaṃyamanādiva locane harīta me harivāhanadiṅmukham) V.3.6.
Derivable forms: harivāhanaḥ (हरिवाहनः).
Harivāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and vāhana (वाहन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) 1. Garuda. 2. Indra. E. hari Vishnu, or the horse of Indra, and vāhana a vehicle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Harivāhana (हरिवाहन).—m. 1. Garuḍa. 2. Indra, [Indralokāgamana] 5, 54.
Harivāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and vāhana (वाहन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Harivāhana (हरिवाहन).—[adjective] guiding the fallow steeds; [masculine] [Epithet] of Indra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Harivāhana (हरिवाहन):—[=hari-vāhana] [from hari] m. ‘Viṣṇu-bearer’, Name of the bird Garuḍa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] ‘having bay horses’, Name of Indra, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Previous births of Sanatkumāra as Jinadharma and of Asitākṣa as Agniśarman < [Chapter VII - Sanatkumāracakricaritra]
Part 12: Conquest of Mathurā < [Chapter II - Rāvaṇa’s expedition of Conquest]
Part 8: Marriage with Kaikeyī < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 60 - Mataṅgeśvara (mataṅga-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)