Harivahana, Harivāhana, Hari-vahana: 6 definitions

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Harivahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (H) next»] — Harivahana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Harivāhana (हरिवाहन).—A son of Caidyoparicara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 27.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (H) next»] — Harivahana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Harivāhana (हरिवाहन).—

1) Garuḍa.

2) Indra.

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

Harivāhana (हरिवाहन).—m.

(-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.]

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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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