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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Grahahoma (ग्रहहोम).—Burnt offering to the nine planets:*

  • * Ketu in north-west; presiding deity is Citragupta; smoke colour; coloured rice as food to: 1) Matsya-purāṇa 93. 5-20. Homa detailed; 2) Matsya-purāṇa 93. 21-84. Icons of. 3) Matsya-purāṇa ch. 94.
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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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