Hayashira, aka: Hayaśira; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Hayaśira can be transliterated into English as Hayasira or Hayashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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1a) Hayaśira (हयशिर).—A daughter of Vaīśvānara and wife of Kratu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 33-34.

1b) A sacred tīrtha for śrāddha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 46; Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 46.

1c) A daughter of Svarbhānu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 7.
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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