Jatakarmadisamskara, Jātakarmādisaṃskāra: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jātakarmādisaṃskāra (जातकर्मादिसंस्कार).—In the ancient days the people of Bhārata observed certain social and customary rites immediately after the birth of a child. They were known as Jātakarmans. Each caste had its own jātakarmans. They are given below: (See full article at Story of Jātakarmādisaṃskāra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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