Haryashva, Haryaśva, Hari-ashva: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Haryaśva can be transliterated into English as Haryasva or Haryashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Haryashva in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व):—Son of Dṛḍhāśva (one of the three remaining sons of Kuvalayāśva). He had a son named Nikumbha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.23-24)

2) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व):—Son of Anaraṇya (son of Trasaddasyu, who was the son of Purukutsa). He had a son named Prāruṇa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.7.4)

3) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व):—Son of Dhṛṣṭaketu (son of Sudhṛti). He had a son named Maru. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.15)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—The five thousand sons born to Dakṣa by his wife Asiknī are known as Haryaśvas. (See Asiknī II).

2) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—A King of the solar dynasty. The following information about him is culled from the Mahābhārata.

2) He was king of Ayodhyā. A Powerful ruler, he had a fully equipped army. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 115. Verse 18).

2) He took Mādhavī, daughter of Yayāti as his wife and thus solved the problem of gurudaksiṇā for Gālava. (See under Gālava).

2) Never in life did he eat flesh. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 67).

3) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—Father of Sudeva, King of Kāśī. He was killed by the sons of Vītahavya. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 30, Verse 10).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Haryaśva (हर्यश्व) refers to the sons of Dakṣa begot by his wife Vīriṇī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.13. Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada:—“[...] Then in his wife Vīriṇī, Dakṣa Prajāpati begot sons named Haryaśvas. O sage, all those sons were devoted to their father and followed the Vedic path. They did not have separate virtues and practices. Advised by their father, O dear one, the sons of Dakṣa went in the western direction for penance in order to create subjects (progeny)”.

Note: The Haryaśvas were the sons of the patriarch Dakṣa, five thousand in number, begotten by him for the purpose of peopling the earth. The sage Nārada dissuaded them from producing offspring and they dispersed themselves through the regions and never returned. H.M. P. 120.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—A son of Dhṛḍhāśva, and father of Nikumbha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 24; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 63; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 62; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 43.

1b) A son of Anaraṇya, and father of Aruṇa; wife Dṛṣadvatī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 7. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 75.

1c) A son of Dhṛṣṭaketu and father of Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 27.

1d) A son of Pramoda.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 33.

1e) A son of Trasadaśva; wife Dṛṣadvatī; father of Vasumata.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 76.

1f) A son of Pṛṣadaśva and father of Hasta.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 18-19.

1g) A son of Ṛkṣa; father of five sons, the well-known Pāñcālas.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 589.

1h) A son of Mudgala; had twins, Divodāsa and Ahalyā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 61-2.

1i) The thousand (five thousand, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) sons of Dakṣa and Asi(a)knī; on the advice of Nārada they took to the path of ‘Not returning’. Perished in the attempt to get a knowledge of the entire earth according to Nārada's directions,1 were put to shame and went to Vāyu, and became one with him and still wander there aimlessly.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 5. 1-21; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 2. 15, 22-3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 90-96.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 5. 5. Vā; 65. 139, 146-50.
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[«previous next»] — Haryashva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—

1) Indra; हयाश्च हर्यश्वतुरंगवर्णाः (hayāśca haryaśvaturaṃgavarṇāḥ) Bhāgavata 8.15.5.

2) Śiva.

Derivable forms: haryaśvaḥ (हर्यश्वः).

Haryaśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hari and aśva (अश्व).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haryaśva (हर्यश्व) or Haryyaśva.—m.

(-śvaḥ) Indra. E. hari green, aśva a horse; also harihaya &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—i. e. hari-aśva, m. Indra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—1. [masculine] = 1 harihaya.

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Haryaśva (हर्यश्व).—2. [adjective] = 2 harihaya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Haryaśva (हर्यश्व):—[=hary-aśva] [from hary > hari] m. a bay horse (of Indra), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. possessing bay horses, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Indra, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] of various men, [ib.; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Purāṇa; Pāṇini] Name of the sons of Dakṣa, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

6) Hāryaśva (हार्यश्व):—[from hari] m. [patronymic] [from] hary-aśva [gana] bidādi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haryaśva (हर्यश्व):—(śvaḥ) 1. m. Indra.

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