Hatakeshana, Hāṭakeśāna, Hataka-ishana: 2 definitions

Introduction

Hatakeshana 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 Hāṭakeśāna can be transliterated into English as Hatakesana or Hatakeshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Hāṭakeśāna (हाटकेशान) is an epithet of Śiva, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 73. Accordingly, as Bhūrivasu said to king Bhūnandana: “... for I am a Brāhman named Bhūrivasu, the son of a sacrificing Brāhman of the Deccan, named Yajuḥ, and I am a chief among magicians. My father communicated his knowledge to me, and I learned from a treatise on Pātāla the proper charms and ceremonies for propitiating Hāṭakeśāna”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Hāṭakeśāna, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (H) next»] — Hatakeshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hāṭakeśāna (हाटकेशान).—Name of a form of Śiva; ततोऽधस्ताद्वितले हरो भगवान् हाटकेश्वरः स्वपार्षदभूतगणावृतः (tato'dhastādvitale haro bhagavān hāṭakeśvaraḥ svapārṣadabhūtagaṇāvṛtaḥ) Bhāg. 5.24.17.

Derivable forms: hāṭakeśānaḥ (हाटकेशानः).

Hāṭakeśāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hāṭaka and īśāna (ईशान). See also (synonyms): hāṭakeśa, hāṭakeśvara.

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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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