Garhapati, Gārhapati: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Gārhapati (गार्हपति).—An agni (fire). (Śloka 6, Chapter 74 Ādi Parva).

2) Gārhapati (गार्हपति).—One of the seven fathers. The seven fathers are: Vairājas, Agniṣvāttas, Gārhapatis, Somapas, Ekaśṛṅgas, Caturvedas and Kalas. (Chapter 11, Sabhā Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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