Hiranmayavarsha, Hiraṇmayavarṣa, Hiranmaya-varsha: 4 definitions

Introduction

Hiranmayavarsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Hiraṇmayavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Hiranmayavarsa or Hiranmayavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

In Hiraṇmaya-varṣa, the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu, lives in the form of a tortoise [kūrma-śarīra]. This most dear and beautiful form is always worshiped there in devotional service by Aryamā, the chief resident of Hiraṇmaya-varṣa, along with the other inhabitants of that land.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Hiraṇmayavarṣa (हिरण्मयवर्ष).—Name of a region (varṣa) situated to the north of Śveta and south of Triśṛṅga, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 84. This is the abode of the Yakṣas, who have a life-span of eleven thousand years.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hiraṇmayavarṣa (हिरण्मयवर्ष).—(Śvetavarṣa); next to Ramya;1 of Jambūdvīpa.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 34. 30.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 14.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Hiraṇmayavarṣa (हिरण्मयवर्ष) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Hiraṇmayavarṣa is one of the seven varṣas constitutions the Jambudvīpa or Asia. It is the second varṣa on the northern side to the Mahāmeru and may be identified with northern Kāśmīra. The Sveta range forms the principal mountain of this varṣa.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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