Ajagaravrata, Ājagaravrata: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ājagaravrata (आजगरव्रत).—The vrata practised by the sage, Ajagara. (A vrata is a predetermined course of action which is followed with continued persistence). In his own words it is the following: "If I get a grand feast I will accept it but I will go without food for days together if I do not get any food at all. People used to feed me well sometimes, sometimes a little and sometimes not at all. I will eat vegetables and cakes sometimes. I will eat meat and any kind of food. I will lie on soft bed or on bare earth sometimes and in big houses if I get the chance. I will wear costly clothes if I get them or I will wear dried leaves and animal skins. If I get food from yāgaśālās I will never refuse it, but I will never go seeking for it." (Ślokas 19-25, Chapter 179, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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