Grahahoma: 2 definitions

Introduction

Grahahoma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (G) next»] — Grahahoma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Grahahoma (ग्रहहोम) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Cs 2, 484.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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