Haviryajna, Haviryajña: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Haviryajna in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haviryajña (हविर्यज्ञ).—For Vaiśyas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 29. 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 50.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Haviryajña (हविर्यज्ञ) or Haviḥsaṃsthā refers to a group of seven sacrifices.—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

The seven Haviryajñas according to Gautama:

  1. Agnyādheya,
  2. Agnihotra,
  3. Darśapūrṇamāsa,
  4. Cāturmāsyāni,
  5. Āgrayaṇeṣṭi,
  6. Nirūḍhapaśubandha,
  7. Sautrāmaṇī.

The seven Haviryajñas according to a commentary on Dhūrtasvāmin's Āpastambasūtrabhāṣya:

  1. Agnihotra,
  2. Darśapūrṇamāsa,
  3. Āgrayaṇa,
  4. Cāturmāsyāni [Cāturmāsya?],
  5. Nirūḍhapaśubandha,
  6. Sautrāmaṇī,
  7. Piṇḍapitṛyajña.

The seven Haviryajñas according to Satyavrata Sāmāśrami in the Uṣā:

  1. Agnyādheya,
  2. Agnihotra,
  3. Darśa-[?],
  4. Paurṇamāsa,
  5. Āgrayaṇa,
  6. Cāturmāsyāni,
  7. Paśubandha.
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haviryajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haviryajña (हविर्यज्ञ).—[masculine] a sacrificial offering.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Haviryajña (हविर्यज्ञ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the first book of the Śatapathabrāhmaṇa Mś. W. p. 42. Oxf. 361^a. 364^b. 377^a. 395^b. Ben. 9.
—the second in the Kāṇvaśākhā. Oxf. 395^a.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haviryajña (हविर्यज्ञ):—[=havir-yajña] [from havir > hava] m. the offering of an obl°, a simple oblation of clarified butter etc. (as opp. to a soma-y), [Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

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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 (even English!). 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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