Havishya, Haviṣya: 8 definitions

Introduction

Havishya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Haviṣya can be transliterated into English as Havisya or Havishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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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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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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-English 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) Ms.3.256;11. 77,16; Y.1.239; (nandavrajakumārikāḥ) चेरुर्हविष्यं भुञ्जनाः कात्यायन्यर्चनव्रतम् (cerurhaviṣyaṃ bhuñjanāḥ kātyāyanyarcanavratam) Bhāg.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: 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.]

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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. 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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