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Huhu, aka: Huhū, Hūhū; 2 Definition(s)

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Huhu 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

Purāṇa

Hūhū (हूहू).—A Gandharva in Brahmaloka who entertains Brahmā with music;1 cursed by sage Devala to become a crocodile; caught hold of Gajendra and was released from his curse;2 with the sun in the months of Śuci and Śukra.3

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 68.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 15[4]; VIII. 4. 3-5.
  • 3) Ib. XII. 11. 36; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 7; III. 7. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 46.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Huhū (हुहू) is the name of a gandharva god according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The gandharvas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The gandharvas have a golden appearance according to the Digambaras and the Tumbaru tree is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree). They have a blackish complexion and are beautiful in appearance, have excellent physiognomy, sweet voices and are adorned with crowns and neckalces according to the Śvetāmbaras.

The deities such as the Huhū are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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