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Vrishotsarga, aka: Vṛṣotsarga; 1 Definition(s)


Vrishotsarga 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 Vṛṣotsarga can be transliterated into English as Vrsotsarga or Vrishotsarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—Rules for the dedication of a bull; the characteristics and adornments of the bull intended for gift and of the cow, its mother; intended for all castes; different coloured bulls and their significance; gift of nīla bull best for pitṛs;1 at Gayā.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 18. 14; 207. 1-41; Vāyu-purāṇa 83. 12, 45-6.
  • 2) Ib. 112. 58.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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