Ashmaprishta, Aśmapṛṣṭa: 1 definition


Ashmaprishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Aśmapṛṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Asmaprsta or Ashmaprishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ashmaprishta in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aśmapṛṣṭa (अश्मपृष्ट).—The sacred pond near Gayā known as Pretaśilā. It is believed that if you perform obsequies here even the sin of killing a brahmin would fade away.

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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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