Agnishtoma, Agniṣṭoma, Agni-shtoma: 11 definitions
Agnishtoma 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.
The Sanskrit term Agniṣṭoma can be transliterated into English as Agnistoma or Agnishtoma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम) is a sacrificial rite extending over several days in spring and forming an essential part of the Jyotiṣṭoma.
Agniṣṭoma according to the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya 1.16-17, “by listening to this Purāṇa of Śiva a man becomes sinless. After enjoying all extensive worldly pleasures he will attain the region of Śiva. Merely by listening to the story of Śiva a man secures that merit which results from the performance of Rājasūya and a hundred Agniṣṭomas”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम).—(See AGNIṢṬU).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम).—A son of Manu Cākṣuṣa and Naḍvalā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 16: Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 5.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 50; Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 49; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 53.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 268; 11, 43; 15. 11.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 53. 33; 58. 53; 239. 30.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)
Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम) is the name of a sacrifice mentioned in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“the Agniṣṭoma is prescribed by all”. Commentary:—“y saying all, the Atharva-veda is supposed to be included, at least according to one commentator. The Agniṣṭoma requires sixteen priests, the Paśu sacrifices six, the Cāturmāsyas five, the Darśa-pūrṇamāsas four”.
Agniṣṭoma refers to one of the seven Somasaṃsthās or Somayajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Agniṣṭoma] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Agniṣṭoma.—(CII 3), a particular sacrifice. Note: agniṣṭoma is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम).—&c. see ° स्तुत्, °स्तुभ् (stut, °stubh) &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-maḥ) A sacrifice, or rather a series of offerings to fire for five days to be celebrated in the spring. E. agni and loma oblation, burnt-offering.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम).—i. e. agni -stoma, m. The name of a series of offerings to Agni, forming the first part of the Jyotiṣṭoma sacrifice, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 143.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agniṣṭoma (अग्निष्टोम).—[masculine] a cert. ceremony (lit. praise of Agni).
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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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 24 - Piṅgatīrtha, Narmadā, Dvārāvatī, Timi etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
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