Hiranyagarbha, Hiraṇyagarbha, Hiranya-garbha: 16 definitions
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna
One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The All Powerful Creator"
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’).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Manblunder: Sri Rudram 2.1-2
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ):—The souls originated from the hiraṇyagarbha or the golden egg. This is so called, as it is born from a golden egg, formed out of the seed deposited in the waters when they were produced as the first creation of the Self-existent This seed became a golden egg, resplendent as the sun, in which the Self-existent Brahma was born as Brahmā the Creator, who is therefore regarded as a manifestation of the Self-existent.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ).—A synonym of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 342, Verse 96).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ).—Is Brahmā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 35; 65. 23.
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ) or Hiraṇyagarbhasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a sāttvika type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika (e.g., Hiraṇyagarbha-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Google Books: Tattvabodha
All the souls put together is the Brahman. In the same way, all the subtle bodies put together, is known as hiraṇyagarbha or the cosmic egg. Hiraṇyagarbha is endowed with intellect and this intellect, also known as mahat, is the cause for the physical body. Hiraṇyagarbha can be considered as the feminine energy, if soul is considered as the masculine energy. Unless, the soul impregnates hiraṇyagarbha, creation is not possible.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Hiraṇyagarbha.—(EI 16; IA 10; SII 3), name of a mahādāna. Note: hiraṇyagarbha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of Brahman (as born from a golden-egg).
2) Name of Viṣṇu.
3) the soul invested by the subtile body or सूक्ष्मशरीर (sūkṣmaśarīra) q. v.
Derivable forms: hiraṇyagarbhaḥ (हिरण्यगर्भः).
Hiraṇyagarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and garbha (गर्भ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ).—name of a king: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 622.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rbhaḥ) 1. Brahma. 2. Vishnu. 3. The soul invested by the subtile body, “sūkṣmaśarīra”. E. hiraṇya gold, garbha embryo; or the mundane egg floating on the water at creation, of that metal, or of similar colour, from which the deity issued, according to some legends.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ).—m. Brahman.
— Cf. [Gothic.] kalbo; A. S. calf.
Hiraṇyagarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and garbha (गर्भ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ).—[masculine] golden womb or fetus, [Epithet] of Brahman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Ratnagarbha (Viṣṇupurāṇaṭīkā). L. 2573.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ):—[=hiraṇya-garbha] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] m. a golden fetus, [Catalogue(s)]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Brahmā (so called as born from a golden egg formed out of the seed deposited in the waters when they were produced as the first creation of the Self-existent; according to, [Manu-smṛti i, 9], this seed became a golden egg, resplendent as the sun, in which the Self-existent Brahma was born as Brahmā the Creator, who is therefore regarded as a manifestation of the Self-existent, [Ṛg-veda x, 121]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 14 etc.])
3) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of the hymn Ṛgveda[ x, 121] (having the [patronymic] Prājāpatya), [Anukramaṇikā]
4) [v.s. ...] of a Vedānta teacher, [Tattvasamāsa]
5) [v.s. ...] of various other persons, [Catalogue(s)]
6) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]
7) [v.s. ...] of a flamingo, [Hitopadeśa]
8) [v.s. ...] (in [philosophy]) the soul invested with the Sūkṣma-śarīra or subtle body (= sūtrātman, prāṇātman), [Vedāntasāra]
9) Hiraṇyagarbhā (हिरण्यगर्भा):—[=hiraṇya-garbhā] [from hiraṇya-garbha > hiraṇya > hiraṇa] f. Name of a river, [Catalogue(s)]
10) Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ):—[=hiraṇya-garbha] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] n. ([probably]) Name of a Liṅga, [ib.]
11) [v.s. ...] mfn. relating to Hiraṇya-garbha or Brahmā, [Indische Studien by A. Weber]
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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