Hiranyakeshin, Hiraṇyakeśī, Hiraṇyakeśin, Hiraṇyakēśī, Hiranyakeshi, Hiranya-keshi: 7 definitions


Hiranyakeshin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Hiraṇyakeśī and Hiraṇyakeśin and Hiraṇyakēśī can be transliterated into English as Hiranyakesi or Hiranyakeshi or Hiranyakesin or Hiranyakeshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Google Books: Development of Domestic Rites, Satyasadha School

Hiraṇyakeśin (हिरण्यकेशिन्) is the author of a Gṛhyasūtra of the Kṛṣṇa-Yajurveda.—The domestic rituals are described in the texts called Gṛhyasūtras. There are numerous branches of the Veda which is often metaphorically described as a tree. Satyāṣāḍha or Hiraṇyakeśin is a sub-branch of the Black Yajurveda. The Śrautasūtra of this branch is ascribed to Satyāṣāḍha and the Gṛhyasūtra is ascribed to Hiraṇyakeśin. The Black Yajurveda is prevalent in the Southern India while White Yajurveda is prevalent mainly in the Northern India. Among the various sub-branches of the Black Yajurveda, Satyāṣāḍha or Hiraṇyakeśin sub-branch is limited mainly to the Maharashtra. At present this sub-branch is comparatively less studied (than Āpastamba which is more popular in Andhra). So this school is rather neglected one.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hiranyakeshin in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hiraṇyakēśī (हिरण्यकेशी).—a Epithet of a śākhā and a sūtra of the yajurvēda, or of a Brahman belonging to it.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hiranyakeshin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiraṇyakeśī (हिरण्यकेशी).—a branch (śākhā) of Yajurveda.

Hiraṇyakeśī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and keśī (केशी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Hiraṇyakeśin (हिरण्यकेशिन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—1) Śrautasūtra. As p. 241. Hz. 670 (inc.). C. Prayogavaijayantī by Mahādeva. As p. 241 (2 Mss.). C. Prayogasiddhi by Mātṛdatta. As p. 241 (Somaprayoga). 2) Gṛhyasūtra. As p. 241. 3) Śulbasūtra. Hz. 682. C. Mahāliṅga by Vāñcheśvara. ibid. 4) Dharmasūtra. Ak 53. Hiraṇyakeśiśrautaprayoga. Hz. 686.
—By Mātṛdatta. Hz. 696. Hiraṇyakeśiprāyaścitta by Varada Yajvan. Hz. 692 p. 74.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hiraṇyakeśī (हिरण्यकेशी):—[=hiraṇya-keśī] [from hiraṇya-keśa > hiraṇya > hiraṇa] f. ([scilicet] śākhā) idem, [ib.],

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hiraṇyakeśin (हिरण्यकेशिन्):—[=hiraṇya-keśin] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] m. Name of the author of certain Sūtras, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Hiranyakeshin in German

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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 (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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