Svishtakrit, Sviṣṭakṛt: 5 definitions

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Svishtakrit 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 Sviṣṭakṛt can be transliterated into English as Svistakrt or Svishtakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sviṣṭakṛt (स्विष्टकृत्).—Another name of Agni (Fire). It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 219 Verse 22, that this Agni was the sixth son of Brhaspati.

2) Sviṣṭakṛt (स्विष्टकृत्).—The Agni (fire) called Visvapati, who was the second son of Manu. Rohiṇī the second daughter of Manu also is known by the name Sviṣṭakṛt. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 221, that the offering in fire, of the fat portions of the sacrificial animals, is carried out properly by the help of this fire.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Sviṣṭakṛt (स्विष्टकृत्) is the name of a certain sacrifice to be performed with a middle voice, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“before the Sviṣṭakṛt (at the Darśapūrṇamāsa) sacrifice, and at the midday Savana, the recitation is to be with the middle voice”.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sviṣṭakṛt (स्विष्टकृत्).—i. e. su-iṣṭa (vb. yaj), -kṛ + t, The name of a divinity, the fire of the good sacrifice, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 86.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sviṣṭakṛt (स्विष्टकृत्).—[adjective] offering good sacrifices, [Epithet] of Agni.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sviṣṭakṛt (स्विष्टकृत्):—[=sv-iṣṭa-kṛt] [from sv-iṣṭa] mfn. offering a right sacrifice ([especially] applied to Agni; [superlative degree] -tama), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] = -kṛta, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

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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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