Havishya, Haviṣya: 15 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Haviṣya can be transliterated into English as Havisya or Havishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Havishy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Havishya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haviṣya (हविष्य).—A Sādhya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 44.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Haviṣya (हविष्य) refers to “sacrificial food” (such as the hermits’ food etc.) and represents one of the items offered to the nine planets (navagraha), according to the grahaśānti (cf. grahayajña) section of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (1.295-309), preceded by the section called vināyakakalpa (1.271-294), prescribing a rite to be offered to Vināyaka.—[verse 302-303: Faggots to be burned]—These two verses prescribe different faggots [i.e., haviṣya] to be burned for grahas with offerings of honey, ghee, dadhi, and milk. It is interesting to note that some of the faggots (i.e. parāśa, khadira, pippala, and śamī) mentioned here are also used in the Suśrutasaṃhitā in the context (Uttaratantra chapters 27-37) of curing the diseases caused by grahas, which, in this case, are not planetary. [verse 304-305: Cooked rice (odana) to be offered to grahas]

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Haviṣya (हविष्य) [=Hāviṣya?] or Haviṣyānna refers to the “sacrificial food”, according to the Kaulāvalinirṇaya.—Accordingly, “At night the pure one eats the sacrificial food [i.e., haviṣya-anna] offered to the fire and by day he should repeat the Vidyā. In every circumstance the Hero has two identities (dvivāsa lit. ‘two clothes’) and is always sexually continent. At night he should worship the goddess in accord with Kula practice. It is said here that the enjoined practice (vidhi) is of two kinds for all the twice born”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haviṣya (हविष्य).—n (S) An article in general fit to be offered by fire. 2 Hence An article (as wheat, cow's milk &c.) particularly pure, and suitable to be eaten upon holy days or sacred occasions. 3 (By meton. or elliptically, niyama, vrata, or some such word being understood.) Restriction of one's self, by vow or rule, to pure and holy articles of food. 4 Applied freely to any observance, practice, custom, or course, whether religious, or licentious and wicked, or indifferent. Ex. hyā gāṃvānta sarva lōkāṃsa rāṇḍabājī hēṃ tara ha0 āhē; ghōḍyāvara basaṇēṃ hēṃ tyācēṃ ha0 āhē.

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

haviṣya (हविष्य).—An article of offering by fire; pure and holy articles of food. Observance, custom.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haviṣya (हविष्य).—[haviṣe hitaṃ yat]

1) Anything fit for an oblation; दर्भाः पवित्रं पूर्वाह्णो हविष्याणि च सर्वशः (darbhāḥ pavitraṃ pūrvāhṇo haviṣyāṇi ca sarvaśaḥ) Manusmṛti 3.256;11. 77,16; Y.1.239; (nandavrajakumārikāḥ) चेरुर्हविष्यं भुञ्जनाः कात्यायन्यर्चनव्रतम् (cerurhaviṣyaṃ bhuñjanāḥ kātyāyanyarcanavratam) Bhāgavata 1.22.1.

2) Clarified butter.

3) Wild rice.

4) Rice mixed with ghee.

Derivable forms: haviṣyam (हविष्यम्).

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

Haviṣya (हविष्य).—n.

(-ṣyaṃ) 1. Clarified butter. 2. Rice mixed with Ghee. 3. Any thing fit for an oblation. E. havis an oblation, yat aff. of fitness.

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

Haviṣya (हविष्य).—i. e. havis + ya, n. 1. Clarified butter. 2. The same with rice. 3. An oblation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 256. 4. Wild grains, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 77; 106.

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

Haviṣya (हविष्य).—[adjective] fit for an oblation; [masculine] [neuter] sacrificial food.

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

1) Haviṣya (हविष्य):—[from hava] mfn. fit or prepared for an oblation, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] worthy of an oblation or sacrifice (as Śiva), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] mn. anything fit for an oblation ([especially] rice or other kinds of grain), sacrificial food (cf. [compound] n. = ghṛta, havis etc.), [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) Haviṣyā (हविष्या):—[from haviṣya > hava] f., [Pāṇini 4-4, 122.]

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

Haviṣya (हविष्य):—(ṣyaṃ) 1. n. Clarified butter; rice mixed with ghi.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Haviṣya (हविष्य) [Also spelled havishy]:—(a and nm) (oblations) offered to gods or to the sacrificial fire.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Haviṣya (ಹವಿಷ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is fit to be offered as oblation (to a deity).

2) [noun] clarified bhutter; ghee.

3) [noun] the grass Eragrostis deccanensis ( = E. spicata) of Poaceae family.

4) [noun] its grain.

5) [noun] cooked rice mixed with ghee.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Haviṣya (हविष्य):—adj. 1. to be offered in a brahmanical fire sacrifice; 2. sacrificed; consumed; 3. pious; holy; n. chaste food taken by the fasting-keeper/the performer of oblation on the previous day;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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