Naivedyasamarpana, Naivedyasamarpaṇa, Naivedya-samarpana: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Naivedyasamarpaṇa (नैवेद्यसमर्पण) refers to a certain offering and is mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20, while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the excellent Naivedya shall be offered (naivedyasamarpaṇa) with the mantra ‘Namo Jyeṣṭhāya’ etc. Ācamana shall be offered again with the mantra ‘Tryambakam’ etc.”.

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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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