Ashtavahuti, aka: Aṣṭāvāhutī; 1 Definition(s)
Ashtavahuti 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 Aṣṭāvāhutī can be transliterated into English as Astavahuti or Ashtavahuti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Aṣṭāvāhutī (अष्टावाहुती).—The vaiśvadeva homa where eight oblations are offered to vaiśvānara; the five following to be done with svāhā; afterwards touch the heart with mantra specified; then touch all over the body—cf. yajurveda the oblation of rice offered in Agni is the food for devas and dānavas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 15. 5-16.
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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