Devabhagashrautarsha, aka: Devabhāgaśrautārṣa; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Devabhāgaśrautārṣa can be transliterated into English as Devabhagasrautarsa or Devabhagashrautarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Devabhāgaśrautārṣa (देवभागश्रौतार्ष).—A ṛṣi, the son of Śruta and learned in yajñas. He had accurate knowledge as to which parts of the yajña-cow should be distributed to whom, and till death he did not impart this knowledge to anyone. But, sometime afterwards a non-human individual taught the subject to Girija, son of Babhru. (Aitareya Brāhmaṇa).

At the time when the Sṛñjayas and the Kuru kings were living in amity consequent upon the dākṣāyaṇa yajña it was this Devabhāga who acted as the priest of both the parties. His theories on Sāvitrāgni are quoted in Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa.

Source: archive.org: 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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