Payovrata, aka: Payas-vrata; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Payovrata (पयोव्रत).—(also called sarvayajña, sarvavrata) a votive offering of the essence of tapas, in honour of Hari to be observed for twelve days and in which Hari is represented in an image or in any other form; originally told about it by Brahmā, Kaśyapa suggested to his wife Aditi to observe it; Aditī observed it as instructed by Kaśyapa, when Hari manifested Himself and promised to be born of her womb;1 observed by Śraddhā.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 16. 25-60; 17. 1-18.
  • 2) IX. 1. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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payōvrata (पयोव्रत).—n S Living upon milk for a month. This, together with residence in a vaccary, is an expiation for receiving an unsuitable present.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Payovrata (पयोव्रत).—subsisting on mere milk (as a vow); दिनमेकं पयोव्रतः (dinamekaṃ payovrataḥ) Ms.11.144. cf. अदितिपयोव्रतम् (aditipayovratam) Bhāg.8.16.

Derivable forms: payovrataḥ (पयोव्रतः), payovratam (पयोव्रतम्).

Payovrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms payas and vrata (व्रत).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Payovrata (पयोव्रत).—n.

(-taṃ) Living upon milk for a month, which with prayer and residence in a cow house, is an expiation or receiving an unsuitable present; offering of milk to Vishnu, and subsisting upon it for twelve days; also for one or for three days is considered as a religious act. E. payas milk, and vrata religious ovservance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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