Hricchaya, Hṛcchaya, Hrid-shaya: 9 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Hṛcchaya can be transliterated into English as Hrcchaya or Hricchaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Hrichchhaya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hricchaya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय).—A son of Avabhṛta; agni or Pāvaka; located at the Jaṭhara of men or Jaṭharāgni; son Mṛtyumān.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 12. 34; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 31.
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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»] — Hricchaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय).—

1) the god of love; अहोरूपमहो धाम अहो अस्या नवं वयः । इति ते तामभिद्रुत्य पप्रच्छुर्जातहृच्छयाः (ahorūpamaho dhāma aho asyā navaṃ vayaḥ | iti te tāmabhidrutya papracchurjātahṛcchayāḥ) || Bhāg.8.9.2.

2) love; हृच्छयेनाभिभू- तात्मा भीमसेनमकामयत् (hṛcchayenābhibhū- tātmā bhīmasenamakāmayat) Mb.3.12.95.

3) soul, conscience (antaryāmī); नूनं तयोरनुमते हृदि हृच्छयचोदितः (nūnaṃ tayoranumate hṛdi hṛcchayacoditaḥ) Mb.12.334.13.

Derivable forms: hṛcchayaḥ (हृच्छयः).

Hṛcchaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hṛd and śaya (शय).

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

Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Kamadeva. E. hṛt tht heart, and śaya who sleeps.

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

Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय).—i. e. hṛd-śi + a, m. Kāma, the god of love, and love, [Indralokāgamana] 5, 44; [Nala] 1, 17; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 14, 7.

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

Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय).—[adjective] lying in the heart; [masculine] love or the god of love.

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

1) Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय):—[=hṛc-chaya] [from hṛc > hṛd] mfn. (for -śaya) lying or abiding in the heart (with muniḥ-purāṇaḥ, ‘the eternal Monitor in the heart’, id est. ‘the conscience’), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘h°-dweller’, Kāma-deva or love, [ib.]

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

Hṛcchaya (हृच्छय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Kāmadeva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hricchaya 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

[«previous next»] — Hricchaya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hṛcchaya (ಹೃಚ್ಛಯ):—

1) [noun] the feeling of the mind; love; affection.

2) [noun] Manmatha, the God of Love.

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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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