Hotraka; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Hotraka (होत्रक):—Son of Kāñcana (son of Bhīma, who was the son of Vijaya). He had a son named Jahnu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.2-3)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Hotraka (होत्रक).—A son of Kāñcana and father of Janhu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Hotraka (होत्रक) in the Aitareya-brāhmaṇa denotes ‘assistant of the Hotṛ’ priest.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hotraka (होत्रक).—An assistant of the Hotṛ.

Derivable forms: hotrakaḥ (होत्रकः).

See also (synonyms): hotṛka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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Caturhotraka (चतुर्होत्रक).—the four priests taken collectively.Derivable forms: caturhotrakam ...
Kāñcana (काञ्चन).—m. (1) gold (in Sanskrit only nt.): LV 122.16 (verse) nā bhāsī itaraḥ sa kāñc...
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Jahnu (जह्नु).—A hermit King born in the family of Pūru. Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu in the...
Hotṛka (होतृक).—An assistant of the Hotṛ.Derivable forms: hotṛkaḥ (होतृकः).See also (synonyms):...
1a) Janhu (जन्हु).—A great king, son of Hotraka, (Suhotra, Vāyu-purāṇa.) and Keśinī (Kauś...

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