Haryaksha, aka: Haryakṣa, Hari-aksha; 4 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Haryakṣa can be transliterated into English as Haryaksa or Haryaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

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Haryakṣa (हर्यक्ष).—A son of Pṛthu and Arcis; was entrusted with eastern kingdom by his elder brother.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 22. 54; 24. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Haryakṣa (हर्यक्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.13, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Haryakṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Haryakṣa (हर्यक्ष).—

1) a lion. ...... हर्यक्षसमविक्रमान् (haryakṣasamavikramān) Śiva B.31.53.

2) Name of Kubera.

3) of Śiva; सशूलमिव हर्यक्षं वने मत्तमिव द्विपम् (saśūlamiva haryakṣaṃ vane mattamiva dvipam) Mb.9.12.3.

4) Name of an Asura (hiraṇyākṣa); एवं गदाभ्यां गुर्वीभ्यां हर्यक्षो हरिरेव च (evaṃ gadābhyāṃ gurvībhyāṃ haryakṣo harireva ca) Bhāg.3.18. 18.

Derivable forms: haryakṣaḥ (हर्यक्षः).

Haryakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and akṣa (अक्ष).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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