Indradaivata: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Indradaivata (इन्द्रदैवत).—A yajña (sacrifice) performed in order to get children. King Yuvanāśva got the yajña conducted. After it was over the King drank water from pots filled by brahmins, and became pregnant. (See Māndhātā). (Devī Bhāgavata, 7th Skandha).

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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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