By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Bahvrca, BahvRca, Bahvrrica
Bahvṛca literally means ‘relating to that which contains many ṛks’.
The word is generally used to indicate a follower of the Ṛgveda. The hotṛ priest in a sacrifice is also called as a bahvṛca since he represents the Ṛgveda.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore