Havya; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Havya (हव्य).—One of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who was a son of Svāyambhuva Manu, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Svāyambhuva Manu was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Havya was made the lord of Gomedadvīpa, one of the seven islands (dvīpa).

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Havya (हव्य):—Havya, lord of Śākadvīpa, had the following seven sons:

  1. Jalada,
  2. Kumāra,
  3. Sukumāra,
  4. Maṇīcaka (or: Maṇīvaya),
  5. Vasumoda,
  6. Sumodāka (or: Samodāka, or: Samaudāka)
  7. and Mahādruma.

Their respective varṣas were: Jalada, Kumāra, Sukumāra, Maṇīcaka, Vasumodaka, Modāka and Mahādruma.

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

1a) Havya (हव्य).—One of the ten sons of Kardamā and Svayambhu and king of Śākadvīpa and had seven sons, Jalada, Kumāra, Sukumāra, Manivaha, Kurumottara, Modālla and Mahādrumga, the founders respectively of seven kingdoms bearing their names; these are demons of the Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 23; 13. 104; 14. 9-21; Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 18; 33. 9, 16, 20; Matsya-purāṇa 9. 5.

1b) A god of Ādya group.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 69.

1c) An Ātreya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 20.

1d) A Sukhā god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 19.

1e) A mukhya gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 18.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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havya : (nt.) an oblation.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Havya, (nt.) (Vedic havya; fr. to sacrifice) an oblation, offering S.I, 169; Sn.463 sq.; 490. (Page 730)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

havya (हव्य).—n (S) Clarified butter, rice &c. taken, or viewed as fit, to be used as burnt-offering.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

havya (हव्य).—n Clarified butter, rice, &c., taken as fit to be used as burnt-offering.

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

Havya (हव्य).—a. [hu-karmaṇi yat] To be offered in oblations.

-vyam 1 Clarified butter.

2) An oblation or offering to the gods (opp. kavya q. v.).

3) An oblation in general; ममेष्टं नित्यशो हव्यैर्मन्त्रैः संपूज्य पावकम् (mameṣṭaṃ nityaśo havyairmantraiḥ saṃpūjya pāvakam) Rām.7.3. 12.

-vyā A cow; इडे रन्ते हव्ये (iḍe rante havye) etc. ŚB. on MS.3.1. 49.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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