Capayajna, aka: Cāpayajña; 1 Definition(s)


Capayajna 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chapayajna.

In Hinduism


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Cāpayajña (चापयज्ञ).—A programme of worshipping the bow. Kaṃsa did this yajña for fourteen days, and Kṛṣṇa was invited to witness it. And Kṛṣṇa killed Kaṃsa, (Bhāgavata, Daśama Skandha).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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