Harivahana, Harivāhana, Hari-vahana: 6 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.
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Sanskrit-English 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: 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. 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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Starts with: Harivahanadish.
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The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
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The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)