Hakeek or Haqeek
Who bears Hal (plough), means Balaraam.
It is said that if you give a
Hans milk mixed with water, it has the power of separating milk out from
that mixture and it drinks only milk and leaves the water.
Hanumaan Chaleesaa is written by Goswaamee Tulasee Daas Jee (who has
written Raam Charit
Maanas also) in praise of
Hanumaan Jee. It contains 40 Chaupaaee with two Dohaa in the
beginning and one Dohaa to end it. It is believed that Bhoot-Pret do not
trouble the person who recites it daily or at the time of need. It
(Saturn's) bad effect also.
(1) Carrying away.
(2) Abduction or Abducting.
Hari Vansh Puraan
Turmeric. Haridra and Haldee in Hindee. A spice used by Indians in
most of their daily food. ( see "List of
Spices" for other spices). It has some medicinal uses also.
Who is beloved of Hari, means Lakshmee.
Name of a Book very similar to Puraan and written in the same style
around 400 AD. It is considered a supplement to the MBH. It contains the
story of Krishn's childhood and adolescence.
Puraan see also
A book composed by a Jain scholar named Swayambhoo Dev.
(1) Haathee. (2) Hand. Haath. (3)
One of the 27 Nakshatra.
Sacrifice. (1) Its popular meaning is to light a sacrificial fire
and offering some herbs and Ghee as libations to gods. Normally Braahman
are conversed with this act, but who know Mantra and its method can do
it themselves. (2) Its another meaning is to offer anything for
any purpose, for example if somebody spends lots of money in one's
father sickness, it is said "He has done Havan of his money for his
father", irrespective of whether the father is cured or not.
Havan Kund is normally a square place where the sacred fire is set, and
Aahuti (libations) of Saamagree, Ghee and other materials are offered in that fire.
Who does this daily and on a big scale, such as Rishi Muni etc, they
build it permanently with cement etc materials; but who do not do on such a
big scale, they have an iron pot which they keep for daily Havan or whenever they
need it. They set the fire in it and do the Havan or Yagya in it and
later keep it away for next use.
Libation. Whatever is poured in Havan.
In Ved all Devtaa are propitiated and satisfied through Agni. There are
certain Devtaa who are not invited in any of the Agni sacrifice a
Braahaman is supposed to conduct in his life time or there are some
special Agni rites prescribed in Ved for these Devataa who do not get
any share of the Aahuti offered in Agni. Therefore, to take care of
these Devtaa, not covered by any of the Agni rites, are
in Shraaddh ceremony and are given Havir Bhaag through Shraaddh
also Kohinoor Heeraa
- One of the nine Mani or ratn.
One of the six seasons in India - Winter or cold season.
These six seasons are - (1) Vasant (Spring), (2) Greeshm
(Summer), (3) Varshaa (Rainy), (4) Sharad (Autumn or Fall), (5) Hemant (Winter), and
(6) Shishir (mild Winter).
The word means "prime cause of the elements". It has been incorrectly
translated as golden egg. To this day, one of the Rig Ved Mantra
(10-121-1) which starts as "Hiranyagarbh Samavartataagre...." is
priests on most ceremonial occasions. It means "the prime cause of
elements existed in the beginning. As soon as He manifested Himself, He
became the One Lord of every creature. He upholds the Earth and the sky.
Who other than this Lord shall we worship with our oblation?"
Personification of Himaalaya Mountain, the father of Durgaa. Being the
daughter of Parvat she is called Paarvatee and Girijaa also.
See "Religious Books" for
See "Darshan" for its philosophy.
See "Sanskaar" for its sacraments.
See "Hindoo Dharm Requirements" to know who is Hindoo.
Hinduism in Scriptures
Hiranya means the golden color like of deer skin"
(1) Hiranya means gold and Garbh means womb, so Hiranya-garbh means
Golden womb - birth of the Master from the golden-egg. Hiranya-garbh is
the name of the primordial god;
(2) Hiranya-garbh is the name for the Atharv Vaidik ritual to initiate
kings of other casts to make them Vaidik Kshatriya.
When a comparison is drawn between Hiranya and gold, gold refers to Varn,
color, radiance, effulgence. Just the way Shikhee-greevaa in Rasaayan
Shaastra (chemistry) refers not literally to the throat of a peacock but
to the chemical that has that color, in the same way, Hiranya refers to
something of the deer-skin color and not to the material itself. In fact
gold itself is called so because of that color.
A book of helpful exhortations by Naaraayan and is based on the larger
Jyotish Shaastra has three
divisions : the Siddhaant, he Sanhitaa and and the Horaa.
Varaah Mihir wrote on all the three.One day (including night) -
the period between one Sunrise to next Sunrise is called Aho-Raatra.
This one day and night or Aho-Raatra, is divided in 12 parts (2 hours
each) for ease of measuring time minutely, this one part is called Lagna.
This Lagna is also divided in two parts (one hour each) that is called
Horaa. Horaa word has been taken from the two middle words of Aho-Raatra.
This Horaa is called Hour in Western world.
There are four people required to perform a Chaaturhotra Yagya -
Adhwaryu, Hotaa, Brahmaa and Udgaataa. Among them (1) Hotaa to chant Rig Ved
Mantra, (2) Adhwaryu to chant Yajur Ved Mantra, (3)
Udgaataa to chant Saam Ved Mantra, and (4) Brahmaa to chant Atharv Ved
Hutaashan see also
Agni for detailed description
Hutaashan is a name of sacrificial fire.