Dharmayaga, Dharmayāga: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dharmayāga (धर्मयाग).—Finding the Brahmanas avaricious, Brahmā cursed them to become debtors, watery rivers, stony hills therein, mudhouses and earn their living at the sacred places of pilgrimage.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 78-83.
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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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