Hutashana, aka: Hutāśana, Huta-ashana; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Hutashana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Hutāśana can be transliterated into English as Hutasana or Hutashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Hutashana in Purana glossaries]

1a) Hutāśana (हुताशन).—(Vanhi)—as Viṣṇu and Svāhā as Śrī.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 8. 22; 9. 34.

1b) Agni with Māruta (wind) ordered by Indra to destroy the Asuras; when some of them escaped to the ocean and Hutāśana and Māruta refused to dry up the oceans as per his orders Indra caused them to be born on the earth with one body;1 riding animal of, sheep; his arm was Śakti; appointed a commander of Indra's host to attack Tāraka;2 father of all the Apsarasa ladies;3 entered the harem of Śiva and Umā in the form of a parrot and drank of His vīrya;4 burnt with Kāma and reattained godhood.5

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 61. 3-16; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 100, 112.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 148. 83; 289. 6.
  • 3) Ib. 70. 21.
  • 4) Ib. 158. 32.
  • 5) Ib. 191. 112.
(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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Itihasa (narrative history)

[Hutashana in Itihasa glossaries]

Hutāśana (हुताशन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hutāśana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Hutashana in Shaivism glossaries]

Hutāśana (हुताशन) is the name of a deity who received the Dīptāgama from Trimūrti who in turn, received it from Īśa through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The dīpta-āgama, being part of the ten Śivabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Hutāśana obtained the Dīptāgama from Trimūrti who in turn obtained it from Īśa who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Hutāśana then, through divya-sambandha transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Dīptāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

(Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

[Hutashana in Tibetan Buddhism glossaries]

Hutāśana (हुताशन) is another name for Vaiśvānara: protector deity of the south-eastern cremation ground.—The southeast (āgneya) belongs to Agni (Śmaśānavidhi 14). Here, the synonym Vaiśvānara is given, the name of the fire in the cāturmāsya sacrifice; hence it is also listed as Hutavahadigīśa (Guhyasamayasādhanamālā 34) and Hutāśana (Saṃvarodayatantra 17). He is described in the Adbhutaśmaśānālaṃkāra as mounted on a goat, potbellied, red-limbed, having a “firepit skull bowl” (kuṇḍakapālī) and a “pot with rosary” (sākṣasūtrakamaṇḍalu).

(Source): Google Books: Vajrayogini
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Hutashana in Marathi glossaries]

hutāśana (हुताशन).—n S (Of which burnt-offering is the food.) Fire. Ex. hu0 tējēṃ dhaḍakatāṃ || sīta kaicēṃ uralēṃ paiṃ ||.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hutāśana (हुताशन).—n Fire.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Hutashana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Hutāśana (हुताशन).—

1) fire; समीरणो नोदयिता भवेति व्यादिश्यते केन हुताशनस्य (samīraṇo nodayitā bhaveti vyādiśyate kena hutāśanasya) Ku.3.21; R.4.1.

2) Name of Śiva.

3) the Chitraka tree. °सहायः (sahāyaḥ) an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: hutāśanaḥ (हुताशनः).

Hutāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms huta and aśana (अशन).

(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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