Havishmanta, Haviṣmanta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Havishmanta 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 Haviṣmanta can be transliterated into English as Havismanta or Havishmanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Haviṣmanta (हविष्मन्त) refers to a classification of manes (Pitṛ/Pitṛgaṇa) that came into existence from Aṅgiras’s sweat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly:—“[...] Excepting Kratu, Vasiṣṭha, Pulastya and Aṅgiras, the six viz. Marīci and others successfully curbed their senses and their activities. O excellent sage, the semen virile of the four—Kratu and others—fell on the ground from which other types of manes were born. They were Somapās, Ājyapās, Kālins and Haviṣmantas. They are all termed Kavyavāhas also. They are their sons. The Somapās are the sons of Kratu, Kālins of Vasiṣṭha, Ājyapās of Pulastya and Haviṣmantas of Aṅgiras”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haviṣmanta (हविष्मन्त).—Pitṛs, sons of Angiras who live in the world of Marīcigarbha; lords of those who perform tīrtha śrāddhas and of Kṣatriyas; their mind-born daughter, Yaśodā, wife of Aṃśumān.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 16; 102. 20.
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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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