Caturhotra, Cāturhotra: 5 definitions

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Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturhotra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Cāturhotra (चातुर्होत्र).—From the Yajurveda;1 the four orders of priests in an yajña.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 17.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 11.
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Caturhotra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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.]

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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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