Huhu, aka: Huhū, Hūhū; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Huhu in Purana glossaries]

Hūhū (हूहू).—A Gandharva, son of Kaśyapaprajāpati by Pradhā.

He was present at the birthday celebrations of Arjuna. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 59).

Hūhū was among the Gandharvas who welcomed Arjuna in Devaloka. (Vana Parva, Chapter 48, Verse 14).

Hūhū lives in Indrasabhā.

Once he was turned into an alligator on account of the curse of Devala. (See under Indradyumna).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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 Index
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Huhu in Jainism glossaries]

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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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-English dictionary

[Huhu in Sanskrit glossaries]

Huhu (हुहु) or Huhū (हुहू) or Hūhū (हूहू).—m. A kind of Gandharva; मुक्तो देवलशापेन हूहूर्गन्धर्वसत्तमः (mukto devalaśāpena hūhūrgandharvasattamaḥ) Bhāg.8.4.3.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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