Ijyakarman, Ijya-karman, Ijyakarma, Ijya-karma: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ijyakarman (इज्यकर्मन्) refers to the “rites of sacrifices”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] The present and the next world can be won through her. A wifeless man is not authorized to perform the rites of gods, Pitṛs, guests and sacrifices (ijyakarman) [devapitratithījyādi nābhāryaḥ karma cārhati]. He alone is the true householder in whose house there is a chaste lady. The others are devoured by an ogress or old age. [...]”.

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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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