Hiranyanabha, Hiraṇyanābha, Hiranya-nabha: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hiranyanabha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ):—Son of Vidhṛti (son of Sagaṇa). He became a disciple of Jaimini and became a great ācārya of mystic yoga. He had a son named Puṣpa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.3-4)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ).—A King born in the solar dynasty. He was the son of Vidhṛti and the father of Puṣya. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

2) Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ).—A son of Sṛñjaya. A child named Suvarṇaṣṭhīvī was born to Sṛñjaya, but it died before long, and then it was Nārada who brought it back to life again. After its rebirth the child came to be called Hiraṇyanābha also. Hiraṇyanābha lived for 1000 years. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 149).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ).—Of Kośala was a pupil of Sukarman and his pupil was Kṛta: a siddha;1 son of Vidhṛti and pupil of Jaimini. From him Yājñavalkya learnt the Ātmavidyā. Father of Puṣya (son of Viśvasaha; got instructed in Yoga from Yājñavalkya disciple of Jaimini, Viṣṇu-purāṇa);2 a Śrutaṛṣi: considered as the disciple of Pauṣyañji in the Prācyasāma. His disciples were Samagas of the East;3 teacher of Kṛta who composed the Sāmasamhitā in 24 parts known as Prācyasāmas sung by him and the Kārtasāmagas;4 composed 24 samhitās which he taught to as many pupils (named).5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 76 and 80; VI. 15. 15.
  • 2) Ib. IX. 12. 3-5; 21. 28; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 107. 108.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 8; III. 63. 207-8.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 49. 75-6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III: 6: 5. IV. 19. 51.
  • 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 44-7.

1b) Kauśalya: Vasiṣṭha: son of Viśvasaha; a pupil of Jaimini's pautra and guru of Yājñavalkya in yoga.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 207-8.

1c) Kauśilya: a King and one of the two disciples of Sukarma given by Indra; taught 500 samhitās to śiṣyas known as Eastern Sāmagas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 33-35.

1d) Kauthuma: composed Sāmasamhitās in 24 parts.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 189.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Hiranyanabha in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.12.3-4

The son of Vidhṛti was Hiraṇyanābha, who became a disciple of Jaimini and became a great ācārya of mystic yoga. It is from Hiraṇyanābha that the great saint Yājñavalkya learned the highly elevated system of mystic yoga known as ādhyātma-yoga, which can loosen the knots of material attachment in the heart.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

[«previous next»] — Hiranyanabha in Vastushastra glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

1) Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ) refers to a type of house with no room in the north, according to the Piṅgalāmata (verse 10.93-128).—[...] In the case of the three-roomed house for the sādhaka, we are told that there may be a room lacking in the north or in the east, but not in the south or in the west. The house with no room in the north is termed the hiraṇyanābha, while that without a room to the east is termed a suprabhāvartaka. [...]

2) Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ) refers to a type of building (residence), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the construction of residence for initiates]—“[...] The residence for the initiates should be built not too far from water. Initiates should live in a fine, unpolluted place. The residence should have one, two, or three rooms. Or a four-roomed residence should be built, according to funding. A pleasing hiraṇyanābha or sukṣetra may be built”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ).—

1) the mountain Maināka.

2) Name of Viṣṇu.

-bham a building having three halls (towards east, west and south).

Derivable forms: hiraṇyanābhaḥ (हिरण्यनाभः).

Hiraṇyanābha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and nābha (नाभ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ).—m.

(-bhaḥ) The mountain Mainaka. E. hiraṇya gold, nābha navel.

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

1) Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ):—[=hiraṇya-nābha] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] m. ‘having a g° navel’, Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] of various men, [Praśna-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] of the mountain Maināka, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] n. a building having three halls (viz. towards the east, west, and south), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hiraṇyanābha (हिरण्यनाभ):—[hiraṇya-nābha] (bhaḥ) 1. m. The mountain Maināka.

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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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