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अध्वर्यु

adhvaryú [ adhvaryu ]


m. one who institutes an Adhvara any officiating priest

a priest of a particular class ( as distinguished from the hotṛ, the udgātṛ, and the brahman classes. The Adhvaryu priests ' had to measure the ground, to build the altar, to prepare the sacrificial vessels, to fetch wood and water, to light the fire, to bring the animal and immolate it '

whilst engaged in these duties, they had to repeat the hymns of the Yajur-veda, hence that Veda itself is also called Adhvaryu )

( adhvaryavas ), pl. the adherents of the Yajur-veda, ( us ), f. the wife of an Adhvaryu priest Pāṇ. 4-1, 66 Sch.




adhvaryú-kāṇḍa [ adhvaryukANDa ]

n. N. of a book of mantras or prayers intended for Adhvaryu priests



adhvaryú-kratu [ adhvaryukratu ]

m. sacrificial act performed by the Adhvaryu Pāṇ. 2-4, 4



adhvaryú-veda [ adhvaryuveda ]

m. the Yajur veda