Haviryajnasamstha, Haviryajñasaṃsthā, Havis-yajnasamstha: 2 definitions

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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

Haviryajñasaṃsthā (हविर्यज्ञसंस्था) or Haviryajña 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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Haviryajñasaṃsthā (हविर्यज्ञसंस्था):—[=havir-yajña-saṃsthā] [from havir-yajña > havir > hava] f. primary or essential form of the Havir-y° (7 are enumerated, viz. Agny-ādheya, Agni-hotra, Darśa-pūrṇa-māsau, Cāturmāsyānī, Paśu-bandha, Sautrāmaṇī, and Pāka-yajña), [Lāṭyāyana]

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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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