Havishyanna, Haviṣyānna, Havishya-anna: 8 definitions


Havishyanna 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 Haviṣyānna can be transliterated into English as Havisyanna or Havishyanna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Havishyanna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न) [=Hāviṣyānna?] or simply Haviṣya refers to the “sacrificial food”, according to the Kaulāvalinirṇaya.—Accordingly, “At night the pure one eats the sacrificial food [i.e., haviṣyānna] 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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Havishyanna in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Dhiti blog: The Navakalevara Ceremony at Puri

Haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न) refers to the “ceremony of partaking of food” (associated with Vanayātra and Vanayāga).—Navakalevara is the name of a festival (symbolizing the cycle of birth, death and re-birth) which is celebrated at Puri: a sacred site home to the eternal abode of Śrī Jagannātha (a form of Śrī Kṛṣṇa).—Jagannātha is made of dāru (wood) because a dāru image cuts up the miseries of the world and imparts eternal bliss. [...] On the 10th day of Caitra, initial rituals mark the beginning of the yātrā for the search for the dārus, [...] The search for the dārus may last a couple of weeks. When a tree fulfilling the criteria is successfully traced, the party circumambulates the tree, smears it with sandal paste and vermillion, offers flowers, and wraps a new piece of cloth around it. The bhūtas (spirits) living on or near the trees are then propitiated with offerings of grains and spices, and Śrī Viṣṇu is asked to command them to leave. Then, a yajñaśāla (sacrificial pavilion) is built by clearing space around the tree. After the requisite aṅkurāropaṇa (sowing of seeds for germination) and haviṣyānna (partaking of food) are completed, the Brahmins perform a specific fire sacrifice, the vanayāga.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Havishyanna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न).—n S (haviṣya & anna) Any corn or grain suitable for burnt-offering to a deity.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Havishyanna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न).—food fit to be eaten during certain holidays or days of fast.

Derivable forms: haviṣyānnam (हविष्यान्नम्).

Haviṣyānna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haviṣya and anna (अन्न).

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

Haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न).—n.

(-nnaṃ) Food fit to be eaten during certain holy days.

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

Haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न).—[neuter] sacrificial food.

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

Haviṣyānna (हविष्यान्न):—[from haviṣya > hava] n. food fit to be eaten during certain festival days, any particularly sacred food, [Yājñavalkya]

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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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