Havirdhana, Havirdhāna: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Havirdhana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Havirdhāna (हविर्धान).—A grandson of emperor Pṛthu, who had two sons called Antardhāna and Vādi and to Antardhāna was born a son called Havirdhāna by Śikhaṇḍinī, and they had six sons called Prācīnabarhis, Śukra, Gaya, Kṛṣṇa, Vraja and Ajina. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 14).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Havirdhāna (हविर्धान).—A son of Vijitāśva and Nabhasvatī. His queen was Havirdhānī who was the mother of Barhiṣad and five other sons;1 attained heaven by tapas;2 a Rājaṛṣi and a tapassiddha.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 5 and 8.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 30. 40.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 122.

1b) A son of Antardhāna and Śikhaṇḍini; wife, Āgneyī-Dhiṣaṇā; had six sons.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II 37. 23-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 22, 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 1-2.

1c) A son of Pṛthu married Dhiṣaṇā and got a number of sons; attained heaven by tapas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 4. 45; 143. 39.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Havirdhāna (हविर्धान) refers to one of the two sons of Mahābhāga and Pṛthu Vainya: the son of Vena, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Vena was born to Aṅga and from Vena was born Pṛthu Vainya, who was a famous king in ancient times and for the welfare of mankind he milked the earth in the form of a cow. Mahābhāgā, the wife of Pṛthu gave birth to Śikhaṇḍin and Havirdhāna. Suśīla was born to Śikhaṇḍin, who worshipped Śvetāśvatara, the great devotee of Lord Śiva and Learnt the Pāśupata Yoga.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Havirdhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Havirdhāna (हविर्धान).—[neuter] a waggon on which Soma-plants and other offerings are put or a shed for such waggons, i.[grammar] place of offering; p. rdhānin.

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

1) Havirdhāna (हविर्धान):—[=havir-dhāna] [from havir > hava] m. Name of the author of [Ṛg-veda x, 11-15; Anukramaṇikā]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Antar-dhāna (cf. havir-dhāman), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [=havir-dhāna] [from havir > hava] n. ‘oblation-receptacle’, the vehicle in which the Soma plants are conveyed to be pressed (generally in [dual number]), [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a shed for the Soma vehicles, [ib.; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] a place of sacrifice, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] the earth (as the depository of obl°), [Atharva-veda]

7) [v.s. ...] (e),[dual number] (with prajāpateḥ) Name of two Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

8) Hāvirdhāna (हाविर्धान):—[from hava] mfn. containing the word havirdhāna [gana] vimuktādi.

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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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