Agni-karya, Agnikarya: 9 definitions
Agni-karya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia
Agni karya forms the core of a sacrifice. It includes purification rites and the homas. The ingredients used in a yajña are called dravya. There are six ingradients involved in performing an Agni Karya. They are:
- Sruk and Sruva (ladles used for making offering in fire)
- Idhma (wooden pieces/sticks used as fuel in the sacrifice – also called samidhas)
- Pātras (bowls)
There are three kinds of pātras used:
- the prokṣiṇi (used for purification)
- ājya (to hold the clarified butter)
- pūrṇa pātra (literally “complete”, the one used for completion of the rite)
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Agni-kārya.—(EI 33; SII 3), fire-oblation. Note: agni-kārya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnikārya (अग्निकार्य).—n. the management of the sacrificial fire, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 69.
Agnikārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and kārya (कार्य).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnikārya (अग्निकार्य).—[neuter] kriyā [feminine] = agnikarman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Agnikārya (अग्निकार्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Burnell. 150^b. Taylor. 1, 275.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agnikārya (अग्निकार्य):—[=agni-kārya] [from agni] n. ([Manu-smṛti] etc.) kindling or feeding the sacrificial fire with clarified butter etc.
2) [v.s. ...] the prayers said while doing so, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
3) [v.s. ...] cauterization.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Ends with: Kritagnikarya.
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