Japahoma, Japa-homa: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

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. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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).

Japahoma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and homa (होम). See also (synonyms): japayajña.

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 ().

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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Japahoma in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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