Hemangada, Hemāṅgada, Heman-angada: 6 definitions


Hemangada 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)

[«previous next»] — Hemangada in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hemāṅgada (हेमाङ्गद).—A son of Rocanā and Vasudeva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 49.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Hemangada in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Hemāṅgada (हेमाङ्गद) is the name of an ancient king from Puṇḍarīkiṇī, according to chapter 5.4 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Muni Sāgaracandra narrated to Candratilaka and Sūryatilaka:—“[...] Now there is a city Puṇḍarīkiṇī in the province Puṣkalāvatī, the ornament of East Videha in this Jambūdvīpa. Its king was Hemāṅgada and his wife was Vajramāhnī, like Śacī of Vajrin. Then Abhayaghoṣa fell and descended into her womb, his rank of Arhat indicated by fourteen great dreams. When the time was completed, Vajramālinī bore a son; and Vajrin, et cetera, made his birth-bath. Right now he, Ghanaratha by name, protects the earth, a Tīrthakṛt. Vijaya and Vaijayanta became you two Vidyādharas”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hemangada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hemāṅgada (हेमाङ्गद).—a gold bracelet.

Derivable forms: hemāṅgadam (हेमाङ्गदम्).

Hemāṅgada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms heman and aṅgada (अङ्गद).

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

Hemāṅgada (हेमाङ्गद).—n.

(-daṃ) A gold-bracelet.

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

1) Hemāṅgada (हेमाङ्गद):—[from hema > heman] m. ‘having a g° bracelet’, Name of a Gandharva, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] of a king of the Kaliṅgas, [Raghuvaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vasudeva, [Bhāgavata-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 (even English!). 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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