Havya: 12 definitions

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Havya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

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: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Havya (हव्य) refers to “cooked rice offering”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.13.—Accordingly, “[...] Raw rice, other food grains, ghee, fruits, bulbous roots, cooked food soaked in ghee for sacrificial rites—all these things shall be duly used as prescribed in the sacred texts. Sthālīpāka (offerings of cooked food in the vessel itself) shall be performed at the stipulated time in the manner laid down. If there is no Havya (cooked rice offering) the main sacrifice alone shall be performed”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

havya : (nt.) an oblation.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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

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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

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

Havya (हव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) Fit or proper to be offered in oblations. n.

(-vyaṃ) 1. An offering to the gods, (opposed to kavya.) 2. Ghee. 3. An oblation in general. E. hu to sacrifice, yat aff.

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

1) Havya (हव्य):—[from hava] 1. havya n. (for 2. See [column]2) anything to be offered as an oblation, sacrificial gift or food (in later language often opp., to kaivya q.v.), [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

2) Havyā (हव्या):—[from havya > hava] f. Name of a cow, [Drāhyāyaṇa]

3) Havya (हव्य):—[from hava] 2. havya mf(ā)n. (or havya) to be called or invoked, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Manu Svāyambhuva, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Atri, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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