Hrishikesha, aka: Hṛṣīkeśa, Hrishika-isha; 8 Definition(s)
Hrishikesha 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.
The Sanskrit term Hṛṣīkeśa can be transliterated into English as Hrsikesa or Hrishikesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
Hṛṣīkeśa (हृषीकेश, “Master of the senses”):—One of the twenty-four forms of Viṣṇu through which Nārāyaṇa manifests himself. He is accompanied by a counterpart emanation of Lakṣmī (an aspect of Devī) who goes by the name Harṣā .(Source): Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Hṛṣīkeśa (विष्णु, “He Whose Hair Stands on End [with Joy]”):—Another name for Viṣṇu, as in, one of the male offspring from Mahāsarasvatī (sattva-form of Mahādevī). Mahāsarasvatī is one of the three primary forms of Devī, the other two being Mahālakṣmī and Mahākālī. Not to be confused with Sarasvatī, she is a more powerful cosmic aspect (vyaṣṭi) of Devi and represents the guṇa (universal energy) named sattva. Also see the Devī Māhātmya, a Sanskrit work from the 5th century, incorporated into the Mārkaṇḍeya-Purāṇa.(Source): Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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.
Hṛṣīkeśa (हृषीकेश).—An epithet of Viṣṇu;1 God Viṣṇu who appeared in the dream of Brahmadatta and got him released from worldly life to one of Siddhas;2 in the Tārakāmaya;3 ety. from Hṛṣīka (Indriya) and Īśa;4 in Bhadrāśva.5
- 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 67; 22. 75; V. 5. 21; 30. 1.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 34. 80; Matsya-purāṇa 21. 25; 100. 19; 167. 42.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 174. 35; 245. 81, 85; 246. 35; 247. 27.
- 4) Matsya-purāṇa 248. 44-45.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 35. 23.
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.
Hṛṣīkeśa (हृषीकेश) refers to one of the many varieties of the Śālagrāma (ammonite fossil stones).—The Hṛṣīkeśa has a shape resembling crescent moon. Śālagrāma stones are very ancient geological specimens, rendered rounded and smooth by water-currents in a great length of time. They (eg., Hṛṣīkeśa stones) are distinguished by the ammonite (śālā, described as “vajra-kīṭa”, “adamantine worms”) which having entered into them for residence, are fossilized in course of time, leaving discus-like marks inside the stone.(Source): archive.org: Pratima Kosa Encyclopedia of Indian Iconography - Vol 6
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
General definition (in Hinduism)
One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Lord Of All Senses"(Source): humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna
Hrishikesha (हृषीकेश): Krishna.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Hṛṣīkeśa (हृषीकेश).—an epithet of Viṣṇu; or Kṛṣṇa; पाञ्चजन्यं हृषीकेशो देवदत्तं धनंजयः (pāñcajanyaṃ hṛṣīkeśo devadattaṃ dhanaṃjayaḥ) (dadhmau) Bg.1.15; et. seq. (hṛṣīkāṇīndriyāṇyāhusteṣāmīśo yato bhavān | hṛṣīkeśastato viṣṇo khyāto deveṣu keśava || Mb.)
Derivable forms: hṛṣīkeśaḥ (हृषीकेशः).
Hṛṣīkeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hṛṣīka and īśa (ईश).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXX - The Sarvarthada Mantra < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.5.83 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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