Havyavahana, aka: Havyavāhana, Havya-vahana; 3 Definition(s)
Havyavahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1b) (Ātreya) a sage of the Rohita epoch.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 63.
1c) A son of Dhara, a Vasava.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 5. 23.
1d) The name of the ninth kalpa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 31; 24. 162.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Havyavāhana (हव्यवाहन) refers to one of the eight forms of fire (agni) to be assigned to the body parts of the worshipper during preliminary rites before Dīkṣā: an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V. The various tongues (jihvās) of fire are assigned to the various limbs of the body of the worshipper. The eight forms of fire (viz. Havyavāhana) are assigned to the body of the worshipper.Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Havyavāhana (हव्यवाहन).—m. 'the bearer of oblations', fire; तथा हि तोयौघविभिन्नसंहतिः स हव्यवाहः प्रययौ पराभवम् (tathā hi toyaughavibhinnasaṃhatiḥ sa havyavāhaḥ prayayau parābhavam) Ki.16.61; अथ संचिन्तयामास भगवान् हव्यवाहनः (atha saṃcintayāmāsa bhagavān havyavāhanaḥ) Mb.3.217.1.
Havyavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms havya and vāhana (वाहन). See also (synonyms): havyalehin, havyavāh, havyavāha.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - The race of Agni < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
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The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)