Hlada, Hlāda: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Hlāda (ह्लाद).—(HRĀDA). A synonym for Hrāda, son of Hiraṇyakaśipu. (See Hrāda).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hlāda (ह्लाद).—A son of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 142.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Hlāda (ह्लाद) refers to one of the four sons of Hiraṇyakaśipu: one of the two sons of Diti, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Kaśyapa’s thirteen wives are [viz., Diti]. Diti gives birth to two demons Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa. Hiraṇyakaśipu has four sons—Prahlāda, Anuhlāda, Saṃhlāda and Hlāda. Hiraṇyakaśipu was killed by Narasiṃha. [...] Then Prahlāda ascended the throne.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Hlāda (ह्लाद) refers to “bliss”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] From the Void of Oḍḍiyāna arises the undifferentiated (niṣkala) exhaled breath (prāṇa) of the Sun in Jālandhara. Its movement generates the Moon of inhaled breath (apāna), which is full and ‘filling’ (pūraka) in Pūrṇagiri. These three are Rudra's undivided fertilizing energy, which is Kāmarūpa present within the pure seminal potency of consciousness. Tisra is the bliss of the Yoni (bhagā-hlāda). Finally, Koṅkaṇa is the condition of supreme repose. It is the supreme state where the Yoga, transcendent and immanent, that penetrates into the Space (ākāśa) of supreme reality, practiced in the seat Tisra attains its ultimate goal. Thus is it the symbol (bimba) of renunciation (tyāga) of the other seats and their states, which is the liberated condition.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hlāda (ह्लाद).—Pleasure; joy, delight; also ह्लादिक (hlādika).

Derivable forms: hlādaḥ (ह्लादः).

See also (synonyms): hlādaka.

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

Hlāda (ह्लाद).—m.

(-daḥ) Pleasure, joy. E. hlād to be glad, aff. ac .

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

Hlāda (ह्लाद).—[hlād + a], m. Pleasure, joy.

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

Hlāda (ह्लाद).—[masculine] refreshment, comfort.

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

1) Hlāda (ह्लाद):—[from hlād] m. refreshment, pleasure, gladness, joy, delight, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Hiraṇyakaśipu (= and [varia lectio] for hrāda), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Hlāda (ह्लाद):—(daḥ) 1. m. Pleasure, joy.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Hlāda (ह्लाद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avaaccha, Lhāya.

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Hlada 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hlāda (ಹ್ಲಾದ):—[noun] joy; pleasure; gladness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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