Vedoktavidhi, Vedokta-vidhi: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vedoktavidhi in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vedoktavidhi (वेदोक्तविधि) refers to the “rules laid down in the Vedas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.3 (“The boyhood sports of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, after Śiva’s son spoke to sage Viśvāmitra: “O celestial sage, in the manner laid down in the Vedas (vedoktavidhi) he performed the purificatory rites for the son of Śiva. Śiva’s son, the cause of great enjoyment and protection, was glad and conferred divine wisdom on the sage. The son of Agni made Viśvāmitra his priest. Form that time onwards he became a great Brahmin and an expert in divine sports of various sorts. [...]”.

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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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