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Bahvṛca

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By Swami Harshananda

Bahvṛca literally means ‘relating to that which contains many ṛks’.

A verse of the Ṛgveda is known as a ‘ṛk.’ That in which there are a large number of such ṛks is ‘bahvṛc,’ (bahu = many) the Ṛgveda itself. Anything related to this is ‘bahvṛca.’

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.

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  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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