Hemakanta, aka: Hemakānta; 1 Definition(s)
Hemakanta 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)
Hemakānta (हेमकान्त).—Son of King Kuśaketu of Vaṅga. He committed the sin of brahmahatyā as he killed the sage, Śatārcas. Later on he redeemed himself from the sin by giving water to Trita, a brahmin. (Skanda Purāṇa).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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