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RAJASUYA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] 'A royal sacrifice.'

A great sacrifice performed at the installation of a king, religion in its nature but political in its operation, because it implied that he who instituted the sacrifice was a supreme lord, a king over kings, and his tributary princes were required to be present at the rite.

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