Agnipranayana, Agnipraṇayana, Agni-pranayana: 6 definitions



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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Agnipraṇayana (अग्निप्रणयन) refers to the ceremony of “bringing forward the fire”, as mentioned in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“For every object (new sacrifice) let him bring forward the fire (let him perform the Agnipraṇayana, the fetching of the Āhavanīya from the Gārhapatya fire). When the sacrifice is finished the fire becomes again ordinary fire, as when the (divine) fire has returned (to the firesticks)”.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agnipranayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnipraṇayana (अग्निप्रणयन).—bringing out the sacrificial fire and consecrating it according to the proper ritual.

Derivable forms: agnipraṇayanam (अग्निप्रणयनम्).

Agnipraṇayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and praṇayana (प्रणयन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Agnipraṇayana (अग्निप्रणयन):—[=agni-praṇayana] [from agni] n. = -nayana q.v.

2) [v.s. ...] vessels for conveying the sacrificial fire, [Mānava-śrauta-sūtra]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnipraṇayana (अग्निप्रणयन):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Carrying forth the sacrificial fire, a ceremony occurring in several sacrifices, as in the Jyotiṣṭoma, the Darśapūrṇamāsa, the Chāturmāsya. It consists in taking the fire from the Prāchīnavaṃśa (q. v.) Manḍapa, a building erected in the centre of the Dārśikī Vedi (q. v.) and carrying it to the Āgnīdhra (q. v.) Manḍapa, which stands in the Saumikī Vedi (q. v.). E. agni and praṇayana.

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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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