Hiranyanabha, Hiraṇyanābha, Hiranya-nabha: 7 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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.

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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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