Homartha, Homārtha: 1 definition

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Homartha 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Shaivism)

Homārtha (होमार्थ) refers to the “purpose of performing the fire rite”, according to the Saurasaṃhitā (verse 6.7c-d).—Accordingly, “For the purpose of [performing the] fire rite (homārtha), one should make the sacrificial ladle a straight arm's length”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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