Havishman, aka: Haviṣmān; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Haviṣmān can be transliterated into English as Havisman or Havishman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Haviṣmān (हविष्मान्).—A great sage who was a member of the assembly of Indra. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 7, Verse 13).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Haviṣmān (हविष्मान्).—(Paulaha)—a sage of the second Sāvarṇa epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 69.

1b) (Kāśyapa) a sage of the epoch of III Sāvarṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 78.

1c) Wife Kuhū, abandoned him for Soma.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 23. 25.

1d) A son of Angirasa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 2; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 65.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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