Japahoma, Japa-homa: 7 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Japahoma (जपहोम) refers to “regular obligatory recitation and oblation”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 9.—Accordingly, “[...] [The Lord spoke]:—[...] In the left hand, he should hold a winnowing fan in the observance of Ardhanārīśvara. Adopting this observance he should eat alms, keep his senses under control, be devoted to regular obligatory recitation and oblation (japahoma-rata), rejecting the receipt of gifts. He should venerate God three times [a day] and perform ablutions three times [a day]. Eating vegetables and barley-gruel, eating bulbs, roots and fruits, for one month. [...]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Japahoma (जपहोम).—muttering prayers as a sacrifice; विधियज्ञाज्जपयज्ञो विशिष्टो दशभिर्गुणैः (vidhiyajñājjapayajño viśiṣṭo daśabhirguṇaiḥ) Manusmṛti 2.85; Y.1.11; Manusmṛti 1.111.
Derivable forms: japahomaḥ (जपहोमः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Japahoma (जपहोम).—m. the oblation consisting in prayers, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 111. Darvī, m. oblation with a spoon, Mahābhārata 2, 537 (vī).
Japahoma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and homa (होम).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Japahoma (जपहोम).—[masculine] sgl. & [plural] the same or ( = [dual]) muttered prayers and ablations.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Japahoma (जपहोम):—[=japa-homa] [from japa > jap] m. sg. and [plural] muttering prayers as a religious offering, [Manu-smṛti x, 111]
2) [v.s. ...] [xi, 34; Mahābhārata xii, 3756; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā vli, 51 and 58]
3) [v.s. ...] (maka), [Rudrayāmala ii, 8, 1]
4) [v.s. ...] m. [dual number] a muttered prayer and an offering, [Śāktānanda-taraṅgiṇī xii.]
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 144 - The Greatness of Dvādaśī Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 201 - The Greatness of Deva Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 203 - The Greatness of Koṭi Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Sun-worship Vratas (52) Siddhārthakādi-saptamī < [Chapter 5 - Rituals Related to the Sun-Worship in the Purāṇas]
Part 8 - Purāṇic Religion and Its Link to the Vedic Tradition < [Chapter 3 - General Characteristics of the Purāṇic Religion and its Link with the Vedic Tradition]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)