Agnipraskandana, Agni-praskandana: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Agnipraskandana (अग्निप्रस्कन्दन).—Diarrhoea—Yayāti caused his son Anu to be afflicted by it.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 33. 24.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnipraskandana (अग्निप्रस्कन्दन).—violation of the duties of a sacrificer (agnihomākaraṇa); °परस्त्वं चाप्येवं भविष्यसि (parastvaṃ cāpyevaṃ bhaviṣyasi) Mb.1.84.26.

Derivable forms: agnipraskandanam (अग्निप्रस्कन्दनम्).

Agnipraskandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and praskandana (प्रस्कन्दन).

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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. 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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