Caturhotra, Cāturhotra: 5 definitions
Caturhotra 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 Chaturhotra.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Cāturhotra (चातुर्होत्र).—a. Conducted by the four priests.
-tram 1 A sacrifice performed by four priests.
2) The office or duties of these priests.
3) The four priests taken collectively; चातुर्होत्रं च धुर्या मे शरा दर्भा हविर्यशः (cāturhotraṃ ca dhuryā me śarā darbhā haviryaśaḥ) Mb. 5.58.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cāturhotra (चातुर्होत्र).—i. e. catur hotṛ + a, I. adj. Performed by the four principal priests, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 4, 19. Ii. n. 1. A sacrifice performed by the four principal priests, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 7, 5. 2. The functions of the four principal priests, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 6, 24. 3. The four principal priests, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 24, 37.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cāturhotra (चातुर्होत्र).—[adjective] performed by the four chief priests; [neuter] such a sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Caturhotra (चतुर्होत्र):—[=catur-hotra] [from catur > catasṛ] m. (cf. tṛ) Viṣṇu, [Harivaṃśa 12884]
2) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for anuha, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] for cāt q.v.
4) Cāturhotra (चातुर्होत्र):—[from cātura] mfn. performed by the 4 chief priests (Hotṛ, Adhvaryu, Udgātṛ, and Brahman), [Ātreya-anukramaṇikā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 4, 19; Taittirīya-āraṇyaka iii; Sāyaṇa [Introduction]]
5) [v.s. ...] n. a sacrifice performed by 4 priests, [Mahābhārata xii, xiv; Harivaṃśa 3772; 10404] ([varia lectio] cat), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 7, 5; vii, 3, 30] ([varia lectio] catur-hotraka)
6) [v.s. ...] the duties of the 4 chief priests, [Mahābhārata xii; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ii f.]
7) [v.s. ...] the 4 chief priests (collectively), [Mahābhārata v, xiv; Rāmāyaṇa i; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 24, 37.]
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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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 7 - The Activities of King Bharata < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 24 - Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Siva < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 34 - Vyāsa and the Line of his Disciples < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 32 - Yugas and classes of people: lineage of sages < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)