hariyūpīyā हरियूपीया

Definition: Is mentioned in a hymn of the Rigveda as the scene of the defeat of the Vrcīvants by Abhyāvartin Cāya- mana. It may denote either a place or a river, since many battles seem to have been fought on the banks of rivers. Ludwig took it as the name of a town on the river Yavyāvatī, which is identified with it in Sāyaṇa’s commentary on the passage. Hillebrandt thinks that it is the river Iryāb (Haliāb), a tributary of the Kurum (Krumu), but this is not at all probable.


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