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Words Starting with H


hala (हल) – plow


Haladhara (हलधर) – “the plow bearing One”; name for Lord Balarāma


Hanumān (हनुमान्) – (Hanumat) eternal devotee of Lord Rāma


Hara (हर) – name of Lord Siva


Harā (हरा) – name of Rādhā, Lord Kṛṣṇa’s spiritual pleasure potency


Hare (हरे) – see Harā


Hare Kṛṣṇa (हरे कृष्ण) – (mahāmantra) the Great Chant of Deliverance, the fundamental chant of developing love for Lord Kṛṣṇa


Hari (हरि) – remover of obstacles in devotional service, a name of Viṇu or Kṛṣṇa


Haridāsa Thākura (हरिदास ठाकुर) – the disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu who is known for His constant chanting of the Holy Name


Hari Bol (हरि बोल) – (hari bolo) “Chant the name of Hari”


harijana (हरिजन) – (lit. “children of god”) a modernized class termed as “untouchables” (this is not derived from the Vedic system)


Hariścandra (हरिश्चन्द्र) – a virtuous king in the Raghu dynasty who sold his wife and son to fulfill a promise


Harivaḿśa Purāṇa (हरिवंश पुराण) – the extension of the Mahābhārata describing the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa


harmonium – a hand-pumped reed organ commonly used in North Indian music


harmony – playing two notes together at the same time


Harṣaloma (हर्षलोम) – father of Janaka and Kuśadhvaja


Hastināpura (हस्तिनापुर) – “the land of elephants”; the capital city of the Kuru dynasty


Hayagrīva (हयग्रीव) – 1) the form of Lord Kṛṣṇa in the form of half-horse half-man who returned the Vedas to Brahmā 2) a horse-headed demon who stole the Vedas according to the Viṇu Purāṇa


Himālaya (हिमालय/हिमवन्त) – (Himavanta) the great mountainous range of North India and central Asia


Hindustāni sańgīt (हिन्दुस्तानि सङ्गीत) – North Indian music


Hiraṇyadhanu (हिरण्यधनु) – father of Eklavya


Hiraṇyākṣa (हिरण्याक्ष) – brother of Hiraṇyākaśipu; demon who tried to submerge the world underwater; killed by Lord Varāhadeva


Hiraṇyakaśipu (हिरण्यकशिपु) – brother of Hiraṇyākṣa; demon who tried to kill his pious son, Prahlāda, for his devotion to Lord Kṛṣṇa; was killed by Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva


UPDATED: June 29, 2009