Shudrahatyavrata, Śūdrahatyāvrata: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Śūdrahatyāvrata can be transliterated into English as Sudrahatyavrata or Shudrahatyavrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śūdrahatyāvrata (शूद्रहत्याव्रत).—The vow for killing a Śūdra; for murder of a woman, for reaping fruits and flowers, for cutting trees for injuring bony and boneless animals.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 34, 36.
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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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