Hastikarna, aka: Hastikarṇa, Hastin-karna; 6 Definition(s)

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Hastikarna 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Hastikarṇa (हस्तिकर्ण).—A Kādraveya nāga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 33.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hastikarṇa (हस्तिकर्ण) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.93) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hastikarṇa) 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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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Hastikarṇa (हस्तिकर्ण) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (eg. Hastikarṇa) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Hastikarṇa (हस्तिकर्ण).—the castor-oil plant.

Derivable forms: hastikarṇaḥ (हस्तिकर्णः).

Hastikarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hastin and karṇa (कर्ण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hastikarṇa (हस्तिकर्ण).—n. of a nāga: Mvy 3313.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Hastikarṇa (हस्तिकर्ण).—m.

(-rṇaḥ) 1. The castor-oil tree. 2. The Butea frondosa. 3. A demi-god of a particular class. E. hastin an elephant, karṇa the ear.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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