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Hutashana, aka: Hutāśana; 3 Definition(s)


Hutashana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Āstika (orthodox philosophy)


Source: Wisdom Library: Indian Philosophy
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The term āstika refers to six mainstream schools of Hindu philosophy, accepting the Vedas as authorative. They are: Nyāyá (logic), Vaiśeṣika (atomism), Sāṃkhya (enumeration), Yoga (Patañjali’s school), Mimāṃsā (Vedic exegesis) and Vedanta (Upaniṣadic tradition). Together they also go by the name ṣaḍdarśana (‘six systems’).


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 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 Buddhism

Vajrayāna (Tibetan Buddhism)

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: VajrayoginiTibetan Buddhism book cover
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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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