Hrishtaroman, Hṛṣṭaroman, Hrishta-roman: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Hṛṣṭaroman can be transliterated into English as Hrstaroman or Hrishtaroman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Hrishtaroman in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्) is one of the Asuras who came from the underworld (Rasātala) to assist Sūryaprabha in his campaign against Śrutaśarman, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 46. Accordingly: “... After them came the Daityas and Dānavas, true to their agreement, brothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, friends and other connections of Sūryaprabha. Hṛṣṭaroman, and Mahāmāya, and Siṃhadamṣṭra and Prakampana, and Tantukaccha and Durāroha, and Sumāya, and Vajrapañjara, and Dhūmaketu, and Pramathana, and the Dānava Vikaṭākṣa, and many others came from as low down as the seventh underworld”.

The story of Hṛṣṭaroman was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Hṛṣṭaroman, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hrishtaroman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्).—a. having the hair on the body bristling or thrilling (with joy).

Hṛṣṭaroman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hṛṣṭa and roman (रोमन्). See also (synonyms): hṛṣṭatanu, hṛṣṭatanūruha.

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

Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्).—mfn. (-mā-mā-ma) Having the hair of the body on end. E. hṛṣṭa delighted, roman the down or bristles of the body.

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

Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्).—[adjective] having the hair bristling, thrilling (with delight or rapture).

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

1) Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्):—[=hṛṣṭa-roman] [from hṛṣṭa > hṛṣ] mfn. having the hair of the body bristling or thrilling (with delight or rapture), [Bhagavad-gītā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an Asura, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्):—[hṛṣṭa-roman] (mā-mā-ma) a. Having the hair erect through joy.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Hṛṣṭaroman (हृष्टरोमन्):—

1) adj. dessen Haare am Körper zu Berge stehen; s. u. harṣ . —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Asura [Kathāsaritsāgara 46, 38.]

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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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