abhicāraḥ अभिचारः

Definition: अभिचारः 1 Exorcising, enchanting, employment of magical spells for malevolent purposes; magic itself (being regarded as one of the Upapātakas or minor sins); दिग्गजैर्दन्दशूकैश्च अभिचारावपातनैः Bhāg 7.5.43; अभिचारेषु सर्वेषु कर्तव्यो द्विशतो दमः Ms.9.29;11.63.197; K.19; ब्रह्मद्विषो ह्येष निहन्ति सर्वानाथर्वणस्तीव्र इवाभिचारः Mv. 1.62. -2 Killing गतः क्रियां मन्त्र इवाभिचारिकीम् Ki 3.56. -Comp. -कल्पः Name of a work on incantations regarded as part of the Atharvaveda. -ज्वरः a fever caused by magical spells. -मन्त्रः a magical formula, an incantation or formula for working a charm; स्फुटमिद- मभिचारमन्य एक Śi.7.58. -यज्ञः, होमः a sacrifice made for magical purposes.


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