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1 A common term for an animal sacrifice; it can also refer to an offering made with vegetable substitutes.

2 A daily propitiatory offering of grain, rice, or flowers made to the disembodied spirits (bhūta) by the householder as one of the ‘five great sacrifices’ (mahāyajñas). See also bhūtabali.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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