Hehaya: 4 definitions

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Hehaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Hehaya (हेहय).—(haihaya) See Ekavīra and Paraśurāma).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hehaya (हेहय).—A son of Śatajit.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 7.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: academia.edu: Gleanings from Atula’s Musikavamsa

Hehaya (हेहय) is the name of an ancient group of people, according to the historical poem Mūṣikavaṃśa by Atula dealing with the royal lineage of North Kerala in roughly 1000 verses.—[...] Crossing the Killā river, [King Rāmaghaṭa] visits the mountain and seeks the blessing of Paraśurāma. Learning about the subjugation of the Hehayas, his ancestors by Suvarman, the king of Magadhā, he starts his expedition of Deccan. He conquers his ancestral kingdom of Hehaya killing King Suvarman. He made the son of Suvarman, presented by the chief queen the king of Magadhā. He marries Suvarman’s daughter Bhadrasenā and installs his eldest son by her on the throne of Hehaya kingdom and returns to Mūṣika kingdom with his youngest son Nandana. [...]

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Hehaya (हेहय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Haihaya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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