Harshayat, Harṣayat: 1 definition


Harshayat 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.

The Sanskrit term Harṣayat can be transliterated into English as Harsayat or Harshayat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Harshayat in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Harṣayat (हर्षयत्) means “to delight”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“[...] On hearing the story, the lord of mountains stroked her fondly, kissed her on the head and placed her on his seat. O sage, on seeing her seated there you spoke again delighting [i.e., harṣayat] the lord of mountains, Menakā and her sons.—‘O king of mountains, she will have a better throne than this. Śiva’s thigh will be her permanent abode. On getting the seat on the thigh of Śiva your daughter will go to the world where no eye or mind can reach’.”.

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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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