Angirasakalpa, Aṅgirasakalpa, Angirasa-Kalpa, Āṅgirasakalpa: 2 definitions


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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āṅgirasakalpa (आङ्गिरसकल्प).—A saṃhitā division of Atharvaveda. The five saṃhitā divisions of Atharvaveda written by Muñjikeśa are the best. They are: The Nakṣatra Kalpa dealing with the pūjā rites of the stars; The veda Kalpa dealing with the rites associated with Brahmā, the Ṛtvik; The Saṃhitā Kalpa, dealing with the use and practice of Mantras; The Āṅgirasa Kalpa dealing with sorcery; and the Śānti Kalpa dealing with matters relating to the welfare and control of animals like horses and elephants. (Chapter 6, Aṃśam 3 of Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aṅgirasakalpa (अङ्गिरसकल्प).—Name given to a portion of atharva veda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 62 and 82; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 54.
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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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