Vrishotsarga, aka: Vṛṣotsarga; 2 Definition(s)


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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 Index
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

vṛṣōtsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—m (S) Setting at liberty of a male and female calf (as a rite in funeral solemnities) : also of a bull (as a religious act generally).

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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