Hrim, Hrīṃ: 6 definitions


Hrim means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Google Books: Exploring Mantric Ayurveda

Hrīṃ is the Maya or illusion bija or seed mantra. The mantra Hrīṃ to the Sun and the Goddess also increases Pitta, but not in a harsh or overt manner.

The mantra “Hrīṃ” heps calm our minds and also psychologically gives us warmth and is also said to be the Maya-bīja or the seed-mantra that increases illusory powers or energies of the great Goddess. It also relates to our emotions on a deeper level.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Hrīṃ (ह्रीं) refers to a seed-syllable (bīja) associated with Māyā and Lakṣmī, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—HRĪṂ is the seed-syllable of Māyā and Lakṣmī. It belongs to Viṣṇu and corresponds to the element Water. Its form is like a wheel of fire (alātacakra). According to the Śrīmatottara it is the heart of the rays of the light of the deity. It attracts all things towards itself and gives the power to control others, poetic genius, and the power to hear at a great distance. It serves as an antidote to poison and arouses the body and mind (purakṣobha). It performs many wonders for the man who keeps it in his heart. There is no realisation (pratyaya) without it. The Kubjikāmatatantra also attributes magical powers to the Five Praṇavas, which are said to bring about sexual arousal (drāvaṇa), disturbance (kṣobha), delusion (moha), sleep (jṛmbhana) and the desiccation of the enemy’s body (śoṣaṇa), respectively.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts

Hrīṃ (ह्रीं).—It is a seed mantra. It represents invisible sound, infinity and divine energy of all tīrthankaras. While meditating hrīṃ one experiences sublimating of 24 tīrthankaras.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hrīm (ह्रीम्):—ind. an exclamation, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Hrim 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

Hrīṃ (ಹ್ರೀಂ):—[noun] one of the mystical syllables.

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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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