Hotravahana, Hotravāhana: 3 definitions



Hotravahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hotravahana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Hotravāhana (होत्रवाहन).—A saintly king, who was the grandfather of Aṃbā. (see under Aṃbā).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hotravahana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hotravāhana (होत्रवाहन).—m. a proper name.

Hotravāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hotra and vāhana (वाहन).

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

Hotravāhana (होत्रवाहन):—[=hotra-vāhana] [from hotra > hotṛ] m. (idem) Name of a Brāhman and of a Rājarṣi, [Mahābhārata]

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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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