Hrada, aka: Hrāda; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1) Hrāda (ह्राद).—Also called Hlāda, a son of Hiraṇyakaśipu. (See under Anuhlāda).

2) Hrāda (ह्राद).—A nāga. Hrāda was also present in the company of nāgas, which carried the soul of Balabhadrarāma to Pātāla. (Mausala Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 16).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Hrada (ह्रद).—A son of Hiraṇyakaśipu; sons Hrāda and Nisunda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 70, 71.

1b) The Jayādevas became converted into.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 32.

2a) Hrāda (ह्राद).—A son of Hiraṇyakaśipu; wife Dhamani, and sons Vātāpi and Ilvala; other sons were Sunda, Nisunda and Mūka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 13 and 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 34-5.

2b) A son of Hrada.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 71.

2c) The leader of Asuras in Devāsura war.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 17. 9.
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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Hrāda (ह्राद) refers to one of the four kinds of karaṇa (production), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. Karaṇa represents one of the four classes of dhātu (stroke), which relate to different aspects of strokes in playing stringed instruments (tata).

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “the karaṇa-dhātus (eg., hrāda) will consist respectively of three, five, seven and nine light strokes, and the being combined and all ending in a heavy stroke”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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India history and geogprahy

Hrada (ह्रद) refers to a name-ending for place-names according to Pāṇini IV.2.142. Pāṇini also cautions his readers that the etymological meaning of place-names should not be held authoritative since the name should vanish when the people leave the place who gave their name to it.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Hrada.—(LL), a tank. Note: hrada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

hrada (ह्रद).—m A deep place in water (in a river, lake &c.)

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hrada (ह्रद).—[hrād-ac ni°]

1) A deep lake, a large and deep pool of water; आपगा गरुडेनेव ह्रदादुद्धृतपन्नगा (āpagā garuḍeneva hradāduddhṛtapannagā) Rām.2. 47.17; Ki.15.17; ह्रदे गभीरे हृदि चावगाढे शंसन्ति कार्यावतरं हि सन्तः (hrade gabhīre hṛdi cāvagāḍhe śaṃsanti kāryāvataraṃ hi santaḥ) N.3.53.

2) A deep hole or cavity; नाभिह्रदै- परिगृहीतरयाणि निम्नैः (nābhihradai- parigṛhītarayāṇi nimnaiḥ) Śi.5.29.

3) A ray of light.

Derivable forms: hradaḥ (ह्रदः).

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Hrāda (ह्राद).—[hrād-bhāve ghañ] Noise, sound; दुन्दुभीनां ह्रादः (dundubhīnāṃ hrādaḥ) Ki. 16.8; so धनुर्ह्रादः (dhanurhrādaḥ) &c.

Derivable forms: hrādaḥ (ह्रादः).

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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