Yajnakartri, Yajñakartṛ, Yajna-kartri: 1 definition


Yajnakartri 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 Yajñakartṛ can be transliterated into English as Yajnakartr or Yajnakartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yajñakartṛ (यज्ञकर्तृ) refers to the “performer of sacrifice”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.29. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] slighted thus and hence very furious at everyone she [Satī] directed her burning fiery look at Dakṣa and every one present there. Satī said:—‘[...] What is that sacrifice without Śiva who is sacrifice Himself, the performer of sacrifice (yajñakartṛ), the fee of sacrifice, the adjunct of sacrifice and the foremost of those who know sacrifice itself”.

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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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