Hiranyabahu, aka: Hiraṇyabāhu, Hiranya-bahu; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Hiraṇyabāhu (हिरण्यबाहु).—A nāga born in Vāsuki’s dynasty. He was burnt to death at the sarpa satra of Janamejaya. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Verse 6).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Hiraṇyabāhu (हिरण्यबाहु).—A Pravara sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 199. 16.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiranyabahu in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [H] · next »

Hiraṇyabāhu (हिरण्यबाहु).—

1) an epithet of Śiva.

2) the river Śoṇa.

Derivable forms: hiraṇyabāhuḥ (हिरण्यबाहुः).

Hiraṇyabāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and bāhu (बाहु).

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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