Lomaharshana, Lomaharṣaṇa, Loman-harshana: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Lomaharṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Lomaharsana or Lomaharshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण).—Father of Sūta who told Purāṇic stories. (1st Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata). He was a member of the court of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Śloka 12, Chapter 4, Sabhā Parva).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण) or Romaharṣaṇa is one of the five disciples of Vyāsa, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.1.—Lomaharṣaṇa was one of the five disciples (the other four being Paila, Vaiśampāyana, Jaimini and Sumantu) to whom Vyāsa taught the Purāna which he constructed out of ancient material. Pargiter: ‘Ancient Indian Historical Tradition’ (Pargiter). Ch. 11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण).—See Romaharṣaṇa: asked by Munis to reveal the bhaviṣya agreed to do so.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 68, 73-74.

1b) A sage;1 one who would make the hairs of his hearers stand with joy; (ety.); the disciple of Vyāsa and well known for his supreme knowledge in all the three worlds;2 spoke logically;3 Sūta;4 was entrusted with the itihāsa, purāṇa and known as purāṇārtha viśārada.5

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 70.
  • 2) Ib. 1. 16-17, 29.
  • 3) Ib. 103. 8.
  • 4) Ib. 53. 1.
  • 5) Ib. 46. 1; 60. 13, 21.

1c) Performed tapas in the muṇḍapṛṣṭa hill of Gayā; called the many rivers named there.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 77-82.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.26.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Lomaharṣaṇa) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण).—see रोमहर्ष (romaharṣa) &c.

Lomaharṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loman and harṣaṇa (हर्षण). See also (synonyms): lomaharṣa, lomaharṣin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Horripilation, erection of the hair of the body. E. loma, harṣaṇa rejoicing, supposed to be an indication of great pleasure.

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

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण).—I. adj. causing horripilation or delight, Chr. 39, 2; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 42, 18. Ii. n. horripilation.

Lomaharṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loman and harṣaṇa (हर्षण).

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

Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण).—[adjective] exciting (cf. [preceding]); [masculine] [Epithet] of Sūta.

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

1) Lomaharṣaṇa (लोमहर्षण):—[=loma-harṣaṇa] [from loma > loman] mf(ā)n. causing the hair to bristle, exciting a thrill of joy or terror, thrilling, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Uttararāma-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Sūta (the pupil of Vyāsa), [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of the father of S°, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the bristling of the hair, horripilation, thrill or shudder, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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