Yajnahanti, Yajñahantṛ, Yajna-hanti: 1 definition



Yajnahanti 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 Yajñahantṛ can be transliterated into English as Yajnahantr or Yajnahantri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Yajñahantṛ (यज्ञहन्तृ) refers to one who “impedes a sacrifice”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 118. Accordingly, “... the great sage answered: ‘This is the present I desire from you, King: that, with your sons, you would slay the Asuras that impede my sacrifices (i.e., )’. The king said to him: ‘Then, reverend sir, you must now take your present. So begin a sacrifice: the Asuras will come to impede it, and then I will come with my sons. [...]’.”.

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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