Hemavarna, Hemavarṇa: 5 definitions
Hemavarna means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Hemavarṇa (हेमवर्ण).—Son of King Rocamāna. He fought in the great war on the side of the Pāṇḍavas against the Kauravas, (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 23, Verse 67).
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Hemavarṇa (हेमवर्ण) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Hemavarṇa is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Hemavarṇa (हेमवर्ण).—(1) name of two former Buddhas in the same list: Mahāvastu i.136.15, and 137.1 (in the latter all mss. make Hemavarṇa a separate name; Senart reads Hema varṇalambadāma as one name); also of a former Buddha in Lalitavistara 5.6; (2) name of a cakravartin: Mahāvastu i.153.16.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hemavarṇa (हेमवर्ण).—[adjective] gold-coloured.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hemavarṇa (हेमवर्ण):—[=hema-varṇa] [from hema > heman] mfn. g°-coloured, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Garuḍa, [Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] of a Buddha, [Lalita-vistara]
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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Starts with: Hemavarnalambadama.
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