Grahabali: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Grahabali (ग्रहबलि).—(also graha śānti)—propitiation to planets. Three kinds of, all distinguished—ayuta homa, lakṣa homa and koṭi homa. Ritual is like the shield against bows and arrows; to be performed for attaining wealth, longevity and prosperity, as also to get rid of troubles. Even the possession of a copy containing the three forms of grahabali frees the members of the household from all diseases. Also known as graha yajña.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 17. 56; 24. 46; 93. 2. to the end; 94. 1-2; 239. 1 and 4-5.
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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