Hemashringa, aka: Hemaśṛṅga, Heman-shringa; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Hemaśṛṅga can be transliterated into English as Hemasrnga or Hemashringa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


[Hemashringa in Purana glossaries]

Hemaśṛṅga (हेमशृङ्ग).—Mt. lustrous as the sun, on the south of the Kailāsa;1 residence of Brahmā.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 11.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 39. 46; 42. 31, 68; 47. 10.
(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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[Hemashringa in Sanskrit glossaries]

Hemaśṛṅga (हेमशृङ्ग).—

1) a golden horn.

2) a golden summit.

Derivable forms: hemaśṛṅgam (हेमशृङ्गम्).

Hemaśṛṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms heman and śṛṅga (शृङ्ग).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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