Glossary: here the words are collected that in the Vahinis at this site are explained by Sai Baba, complemented with glossaries from Bhagavad Gîtâ and S'rîmad Bhâgavatam



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  • Hamsa: Celestial Swan. (BV-10)  
  • Haldi: Turmeric powder, considered as auspicious (SSS-II)  Turmeric, used as a cosmetic (SSS-IV)
  • Hanumân (Anjaneya): Monkey warrior who became Râma's devoted friend and servant. (RRV2-4a), also called "Sun of the Wind-God Vayu" (RRV-5a) [BG 1:20: Then the son of Pându, who's flag was marked with Hanumân and who was looking from his chariot upon the sons of Dhritarâstra in preparing to take up his bow and shoot his arrows, O King, at that time spoke the following words to Hrisîkesa [Krishna as the Lord of the senses].]
  • Harâ - Râdhârânî: the eternal consort and spiritual potency of Lord Krishna.
  • Hare: The energy of, the love of (the Lord)
  • Hari: The Lord as the boatman for the ocean of samsar with the body as the boat, (BV-29), the Lord, (BV-31), Krishna. (BV-35), Vishnu, whose Avatar Rama was (RRV-5a)
  • Haridâsa Thâkura: a great devotee and associate of Lord Srî Caitanya Mahâprabhu who chanted three hundred thousand names of God a day.
  • Haryaksa - Hiranyâksa: the demoniac son of Kasyapa who was killed by Lord Varâha.
  • Hasta Mudhras: Hand-gestures.
  • Hastinapurâ: New Delhi
  • Haya: Horse. (BV-10)
  • Haya-griva: Horse-head.The Lord took Form as Yajna, in a Brahma-yajna, above the neck, He had the Form of a Horse, He was called Haya (horse) griva (head) (BV-36)Hayagrîva: Lord  Krishnaís horse-headed incarnation, who returned the stolen Vedas to Brahmâ.
  • Himavaan: The Deity of the Himalayas (RRV-7a).
  • Hiranyakasipu: A demonic person who forbade mention of Vishnu's name, wicked father of Prahlâdha; killed by man-lion Nrsimhadeva, Avathar of Vishnu. (RRV2-8a)
  • Hiranyâksa: Brother of Hiranyakasipu, both sons of Kasyapa and Diti. (BV-32) Wicked brother of Hiranyakashipu; killed by the wild-boar Varaha, Avathar of Vishnu. (RRV2-8a)
  • Holi: Present day India knows the tradition of the holi-celebrations, the festival of colors once year on the morning after the full moon in early March every year, where one plays this game. It celebrates the arrival of spring and the death of the demoness Holika. Holika was the sister of Hiranyakasipu who fighting Prahlâda couldn't succeed in killing him [see 7.5]. She, said to be fire resistant,sitting with him in a fire couldn't harm him. He remained unscathed, but she burns in the fire to ashes. Thus are with holi the night before great bonfires lit to commemorate the story. Although holi is observed all over the north, it's celebrated with special joy and zest at Mathurâ, Vrindâvana, Nandgaon, and Barsnar (the places where Lord Krishna and S'ri Râdhâ grew up. Lord Krishna, while growing up in Vraja, popularized the festival with His ingenious pranks. The Gopîs of Vraja responded with equal enthusiasm and the festivities have continued ever since. Role reversal with travesty, feminism etc. are accepted customs for the duration of the festival. Men and women of Vraja clash in a colorful display of a mock battle of the sexes. A naturally occurring orange-red dye, Kesudo, is used to drench all participants. (SB, 10:75-15 etc.)
  • Homa(patala): "fire-offering". A sacred ceremony in which the Gods are offered oblations through the medium of fire in a sanctified fire pit (RRV-10)
  • Hrisîkes'a: Krishna, name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the supreme master of everyoneís senses.
  • Hrudaya-vasi: The Indweller (SSS-II)