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1a) Jaimini (जैमिनि).—A pupil of Vyāsa in charge of Sāma Veda (Chandogasamhitā). Was invited for Yudhiṣṭhira's Rājasūya. His disciple was Hiraṇyanābha;1 a Śrutaṛṣi who taught his son Sumantu;2 an authority on Yoga.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 21; IX. 12. 3; X. 74. 8; XII. 6. 53 and 75. Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 13, 18; 61. 26; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 9.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 1. 13; 34. 4 and 13; 35. 48; III. 33. 7; 35. 3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 1-2.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 207; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 107.

1b) A Lāngala.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 42.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Jaimini (जैमिनि) does not appear till the Sūtra period. But a Jaiminīya-saṃhitā of the Sāmaveda is extant, and has been edited and discussed by Caland; and a Jaiminīya-brāhmaṇa, of which a special section is the Jaiminīya-upaniṣad-brāhmaṇa, is known and has formed the subject of several articles by Oertel.

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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