Vastuyaga, aka: Vāstuyāga, Vastu-yaga; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Vāstuyāga (वास्तुयाग) refers to a preliminary rite in Śaktism: “a sacrifice performed before the building of a homestead”.—Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods. These gods are worshipped and bali-offerings are given to them. (see Balimaṇḍapa, ‘a temporary hall created for ceremonial occasions’).

Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vāstuyāga (वास्तुयाग).—a sacrifice performed on the occasion of laying the foundation of a house.

Derivable forms: vāstuyāgaḥ (वास्तुयागः).

Vāstuyāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāstu and yāga (याग).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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