Hayamedha, Haya-medha: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (H) next»] — Hayamedha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Hayamedha (हयमेध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) The sacrifice of a horse: see aśvamedha. E. haya, and medha sacrifice.

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

Hayamedha (हयमेध).—[masculine] horse-sacrifice.

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

Hayamedha (हयमेध):—[=haya-medha] [from haya] m. a h° sacrifice (See aśva-m), [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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