Hutashana, Hutāśana, Huta-ashana, Hutāsana: 26 definitions


Hutashana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology. 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to a “blazing fire” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.6.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] In order to make her own words true, the great goddess, who bestows everything desired, delightedly entered the mind of the mountain with all her constituent elements. Hence he shone with an extraordinary splendour and great joy. With a resplendent brilliance, he, of lofty mind, became invincible like a blazing fire [i.e., hutāśana]. Then, in a beneficent hour, the lord of the mountains deposited in his beloved the entire constituent element of Śiva by means of ecstatic contemplation. [...]”.

2) Hutāśana (हुताशन) is another name for Agni, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Then Śiva, the lord of the universe, following the worldly convention delightedly placed Kārttikeya on a beautiful gemset throne. [...] Agni (hutāśana) lovingly gave him a spear; Nirṛti his own weapon and the wind his own weapon. Kubera gave him a mace; Śiva a spear; the gods different kinds of weapons and implements. The delighted lord of Kāma gave him the weapon of love, a club and his own lore with great pleasure. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

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: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to the “blazing (initiation) fire”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 267).—Accordingly, “Next, the bhautikī-dīkṣā is twofold, and it is said [in the scriptures]: ‘In the same way the bhautikī-dīkṣā [is achieved] through ritual and union [and] is also of a superior and inferior kind. Rather, for the [still] deluded [souls] he should preserve the prārabdha karma, which has the purpose of keeping [the initiate] with his [current] body, after joining it with [the karma] to be cultivated for the practice of propitiating Śaiva mantras for supernatural powers. The other [karmas] together with their consequences he should burn in the blazing initiation fire (dīkṣā-hutāśana)’. [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to “fire”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.8-13, while describing auspicious dreams]—“[The dreamer] crosses over the ocean and river. Likewise sunrise and indeed blazing fire (hutāśanaprajvalantaṃ hutāśanam) [are auspicious. Also auspicious is when the dreamer] sees planets, constellations, stars and the disk of the moon. [When the dreamer] ascends the palace or a turret of the palace, climbs a mountain top, tree, elephant, young animal, bull, horse, or man. [In auspicious dreams one] sees a chariot and also sees the siddhamantra, obtains the perfected oblation and sees the gods, etc. [...]”

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Hutāśana (हुताशन) or Hutāśanarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4, ajīrṇa: indigestion). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., hutāśana-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to the “eater of oblations”.—Śrīśaila is said to be “above the Cavity of Brahmā [i.e., brahmarandhra]” that is, in the End of the Twelve. Śrīparvata, on the other hand, is identified with the sacrificial fire—the “eater of oblations” (hutāśana)—and is described as a column of smoke above the head. This is Dhūmrāgni—“Smoky Fire”. It burns in the Cavity of Brahmā, sending up a column of smoke twelve fingers long up through to the End of the Twelve.

2) Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to “fire”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (6) The Wheel of the Command is between the eyebrows. It is a fire [i.e., hutāśanā] in the form of a Point. In the middle of it is the seed of power (śaktibīja), red like vermilion. [...] (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhānyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void, the yogi is freed from bondage”.

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Yoga glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to the “fire”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “Endowed with ten digits, in the middle of the sphere of the sun in the region of the stomach dwells fire, which digests food. Fire is the sun; the sun is fire (hutāśana). The two look almost the same [but] differ subtly”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Hutāśana (हुताशन) represents the number 3 (three) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 3—hutāśana] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to a “fire”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Mars presides over citizens, farmers, chemists, firemen (hutāśana-ājīvin), soldiers, forest-men, citadels, chief towns, butchers, sinners, haughty men, kings, children, elephants, fops, infanticides, shepherds, red fruits, red flowers, corals, commanders of armies, jaggery, wine, cruel men, storehouses, Agnihotrins, metal mines, the Śākyas in red robes, the Buddhists, thieves, rogues, vindictive and gluttonous persons. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: Vajrayogini

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: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Hutāśana (हुताशन) refers to the “southeastern (direction)”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, [while describing the Merit Circle (guṇacakra)]: “[...] The charnel grounds on the Innate Layer (sahajacakra) are explained here—[...] (6) Lakṣmīvana is in the southeast (hutāśana); [...] The charnel grounds are terrifying in appearance with howlings of Vetālas, Bhūtas, and jackals. The eight charnel grounds should be placed in this order. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Hutāśana.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. I Note: hutāśana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Hutasana in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Taxon (1979)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

hutāśana (हुताशन).—n Fire.

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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 dictionary

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

Hutāśana (हुताशन).—

1) fire; समीरणो नोदयिता भवेति व्यादिश्यते केन हुताशनस्य (samīraṇo nodayitā bhaveti vyādiśyate kena hutāśanasya) Kumārasambhava 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hutāśana (हुताशन).—m.

(-naḥ) 1. Fire or its deity Agni. 2. Siva. E. huta burntoffering, and aśana food.

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

Hutāśana (हुताशन).—(vb. ku), m. 1. fire. 2. the deity of fire. 3. Śiva.

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

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

Hutāśana (हुताशन).—[masculine] = hutabhuj.

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

1) Hutāśana (हुताशन):—[from huta > hu] m. ‘obl°-eater’, fire, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) Hutāśanā (हुताशना):—[from hutāśana > huta > hu] f. Name of a Yoginī, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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

Hutāśana (हुताशन):—[hutā+śana] (naḥ) 1. m. Idem; Shiva.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Hutāsana refers to: (cp. Sk. hutāśana) the fire, lit. “oblationeater” Dāvs II.43; Vism.171 (=aggi). (Page 732)

Note: hutāsana is a Pali compound consisting of the words huta and āsana.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hutashana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hutāśana (ಹುತಾಶನ):—

1) [noun] = ಹುತಾಶ - [hutasha -] 1.

2) [noun] (pros.) a metrical foot consisting of one long followed by a short and a long syllabic instants(-u-); amphimacer.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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