Ashvamedhayajna, Aśvamedhayajña, Ashvamedha-yajna: 1 definition
Ashvamedhayajna 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 Aśvamedhayajña can be transliterated into English as Asvamedhayajna or Ashvamedhayajna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Aśvamedhayajña (अश्वमेधयज्ञ) refers to “elaborate sacrifice performed by brāhmaṇas on behalf of powerful kings, wherein a horse is sacrificed into the sacred fire and then brought back to life”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Starts with: Ashvamedhayajnapaddhati.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 25 - Greatness of Dvārakā, Gaṅgā, Gayā, Gomatī, Gītā, etc. < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Chapter 28 - Eminence of sitting awake on the twelfth day in worship of Viṣṇu < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Chapter 140 - The Son of Dharmarāja < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.5.2-3 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.5.71 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.1.70-72 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 6.41 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyāna-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Meditation)]
Verse 4.33 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 18.65 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]