Brahmanavacana, Brāhmaṇavācana, Brahmana-vacana: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Brahmanavachana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brāhmaṇavācana (ब्राह्मणवाचन).—The purificatory ceremonial popularly known as Puṇyāhavācanam done in any auspicious karma;1 preliminary to gṛhabali;2 in the course of palace building;3 to be uttered in making all the 16 gifts.4

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 54. 8; 58. 5; 66. 5; 67. 3.
  • 2) Ib. 93. 4.
  • 3) Ib. 268. 34.
  • 4) Ib. 274. 25.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brāhmaṇavācana (ब्राह्मणवाचन).—the recitation of benedictions.

Derivable forms: brāhmaṇavācanam (ब्राह्मणवाचनम्).

Brāhmaṇavācana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brāhmaṇa and vācana (वाचन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Brāhmaṇavacana (ब्राह्मणवचन).—[neuter] the statement of a Brāhmaṇa.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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