Brahmahutam, Brāhmahutam: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Brāhmahutam (ब्राह्महुतम्).—A sacrifice. There are five kinds of sacrifice, known as Āhuta, Huta, Prahuta, Brahmahuta and Prāśita. Āhuta is sacrifice to Brahmā, Huta is sacrifice to devas or Gods, Prahuta is sacrifice to Ghosts, Brahmahuta is sacrifice to man and Prāśita is the sacrifice to the manes. (Manusmṛti, Chapter 3).
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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