Pashuhimsa, Paśuhiṃsā: 1 definition
Pashuhimsa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Paśuhiṃsā can be transliterated into English as Pasuhimsa or Pashuhimsa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Paśuhiṃsā (पशुहिंसा).—In yajña condemned by sages but justified by Indra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 30. 17-18.
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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