Hastibhadra; 2 Definition(s)
Hastibhadra 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.
Itihāsa (narrative history)
Hastibhadra (हस्तिभद्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.14, I.35, V.101.13/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hastibhadra) 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
Itihāsa (इतिहास) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Purāṇas, 2) the Mahābhārata and 3) the Rāmāyaṇa. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smṛti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to śruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Hastibhadra (हस्तिभद्र).—A nāga born in the Kaśyapa dynasty. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 103, Verse 13).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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