Havana: 16 definitions

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Havana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Havan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Havana (हवन).—One of the eleven Rudras. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 150, Verse 13).

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Havana (हवन) refers to “fire (rites)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.129-133, while describing daily rituals]—“[The Mantrin] performs daily fire rites (havanakāryapratyahaṃ havanaṃ kāryaṃ) for the prosperity of the kingdom of kings. The [king] enjoys the kingdom happily, there is no doubt. [His] enemies, etc., disappear, even through one pūjā. Overcome, they escape into to the ten directions like deer etc., from a lion. Poverty disappears from the [king's] family through the continual application of the rites. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Havana.—(SII 3), a burnt oblation. Note: havana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

havana (हवन).—n (S) Oblation by fire to a deity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

havana (हवन).—n Oblation by the fire to a deity.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Havana (हवन).—[hu-bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Offering an oblation with fire.

2) A sacrifice, an oblation.

3) A sacrificial ladle.

4) Calling, summoning, invocation.

5) Challenging to fight.

-naḥ 1 Fire.

2) A fire-receptacle.

Derivable forms: havanam (हवनम्).

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

Havana (हवन).—m.

(-naḥ) Sacrifice, offering, oblation. n.

(-naṃ) 1. The act of offering an oblation with fire. 2. An oblation so offered. 3. Invocation. 4. Calling. f. (-nī) A hole made in the ground for receiving a sacrificial fire. E. hu to sacrifice, lyuṭ or yuc aff.

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

Havana (हवन).—i. e. hu + ana, I. n. Sacrifice. Ii. f. , A hole in the ground for receiving the sacrificial fire.

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

Havana (हवन).—1. [neuter] sacrifice or = [feminine] ī sacrif. ladle.

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Havana (हवन).—2. [neuter] invocation.

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

1) Havana (हवन):—[from hava] 1. havana m. (for 2. See p. 1294, col. 1) fire or Agni the god of fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a fire-receptacle (= f.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [from hava] n. the act of offering an oblation with fire, sacrifice, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] a sacrificial ladle, [Vaitāna-sūtra]

5) [from hava] 2. havana m. Name of a Rudra, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] n. calling, invocation, summons, [Ṛg-veda; Pañcarātra]

7) [v.s. ...] challenging or challenge to battle, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) a and havala Name of [particular] high numbers, [Buddhist literature]

9) [from hu] b etc. See p. 1293, col. 2.

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

Havana (हवन):—(naḥ) 1. m. Sacrifice. f. (ī) Hole for sacrificial fire.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Havana (हवन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Havaṇa, Huṇaṇa.

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Havana in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Havana (हवन) [Also spelled havan]:—(nm) a fire sacrifice; ~[kuṃḍa] a sacrificial pit.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Havaṇa (हवण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Havana.

2) Hāvaṇa (हावण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hāpana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Havaṇa (ಹವಣ):—[noun] = ಹವಣು [havanu].

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Havana (ಹವನ):—

1) [noun] the act of offering something to a god through fire; oblation.

2) [noun] a ladle used in a religious sacrifice.

3) [noun] an inviting to come somewhere or do something; invitation.

4) [noun] a call or dare to take part in a duel, conest, etc.; a challenge.

5) [noun] fire, esp. sacrificial fire.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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