Yajnabahishkrita, Yajñabahiṣkṛta, Yajna-bahishkrita: 1 definition



Yajnabahishkrita 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 Yajñabahiṣkṛta can be transliterated into English as Yajnabahiskrta or Yajnabahishkrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yajñabahiṣkṛta (यज्ञबहिष्कृत) refers to one who is “expelled by me from sacrifices”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Seeing Śiva not bowing to him, my son became displeased. Dakṣa, the patriarch, was furious with Śiva. Haughty and devoid of perfect knowledge, Dakṣa looked cruelly at Śiva and spoke aloud within the hearing of all present. Dakṣa said:—‘[...] Let not this Śiva, a resident of cremation grounds, lacking in nobility of birth and pedigree, expelled by me from sacrifices (yajñabahiṣkṛta), an outcaste and ugly-shaped, obtain his share along with the Devas’”.

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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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