Hayamedha, aka: Haya-medha; 2 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Hayamedha (हयमेध).—See Aśvamedha and Vājimedha;1 of Brahmā over the Gayāśīlā; Viṣṇu and other Gods promised to occupy the śilā for mokṣa of the Pitṛ;2 of Dakṣa, ruined;3 of Vaivasvata Manu;4 of Sagara.5
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 47. 45, 47.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 9-10.
- 3) Ib. 30. 79, 110.
- 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 60. 4.
- 5) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 16.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Hayamedha (हयमेध).—a horse sacrifice; सर्वान् कामानवाप्नोति हय- मेधफलं तथा (sarvān kāmānavāpnoti haya- medhaphalaṃ tathā) Y.1.181.
Derivable forms: hayamedhaḥ (हयमेधः).
Hayamedha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haya and medha (मेध).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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