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Rajasuya, 2 Definition(s)

AKA: Rajasūya

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Rajasuya was a sacrifice, described in detail in the Mahabharata, performed by the ancient kings of India who considered themselves powerful enough to be an emperor. Rajasuya, like the ashwamedha, would occur after the return of generals of the king (in most cases his own kinsmen, like his brother or son) from a successful military campaign.

Pandava king Yudhisthira's rajasuya is the most well known rajasuya sacrifice, described in detail in the epic Mahabharata. Many chola kings are supposed to have performed this sacrifice. One of the sangam Cholas is called Rajasuyam vetta perunarkilli (i.e. perunarkilli who performed Rajasuya), for having successfully performed this sacrifice.

Added: 27.Jun.2012 | Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
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Rajasūya (राजसूय): A sacrifice performed by a king to be entitled to assume the title of "Emperor".

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: WikiPedia: Glossary of Hinduism terms
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