Hiraṇmaya, Hiranmaya: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय).—A particular region in Jambū island, to the south of Nīla mountain and to the north of mount Niṣadha. (Bhāgavata, 5th Skandha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय).—A son of Āgnīdhra.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 2. 19.
1b) A continent bounded by Śveta hills on one side. Here Aryaman and other Pitṛs worship Viṣṇu in the form of Kūrma, as the embodiment of the Sānkhya system.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 8; 18. 29-33.
1c) A Dānava.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 11.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय).—a S Golden.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय).—a. (-yī f.) Made of gold, golden; हिरण्मयी सीतायाः प्रतिकृतिः (hiraṇmayī sītāyāḥ pratikṛtiḥ) Uttararāmacarita 2; R.15.61.
-yaḥ The god Brahman.
-yam One of the nine divisions of the world.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Made of gold, golden. m.
(-yaḥ) Brahma. n.
(-yaṃ) One of the Varshas or divisions of the continent; the part between the mountainous ranges Sweta and Sringavan. E. hiraṇ for hiraṇa gold, mayaṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय).—probably hiraṇa + maya, I. adj., f. yī, Golden, Mahābhārata 7, 2266; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 39, 6. Ii. m. Brahman. Iii. n. One of the divisions of the continent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय).—[feminine] ī golden, gold-coloured.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय):—[=hiraṇ-maya] [from hiraṇa] mf(ī)n. (for hiraṇya-maya) golden, gold-coloured, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Brahmā. (See hiraṇya-garbha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Agnīdhra and ruler of a Varṣa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] mn. one of the 9 Varṣas or divisions of the continent (said to be between the mountainous ranges Śveta and Śṛṅga-vat; See varsha and śveta), [Purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय):—[(yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) a.] Golden. m. Brahmā. n. Division of the continent.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hiraṇmaya (हिरण्मय):—(a) golden; (made) of gold.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+25): Raupyayasahiranmaya, Shveta, Vitahiranmayatva, Varsha, Murtimaya, Hiranmayavarsha, Hairanyavati, Shvaita, Hiranyamaya, Vitahiranmaya, Ekahamsa, Shringavan, Nila, Khanda, Nari, Uttarakuruvarsha, Shvetagiri, Hairanyaka, Hiranya, Navakhandem.
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The Linga Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.3.61 < [Chapter 3 - Prapañcātīta (beyond the Material Plane)]
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
Chandogya Upanishad (english Translation) (by Swami Lokeswarananda)
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