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- And the Rig Veda speaks of another ritual- the Purushamedha. Instinct might direct us to translate this as human sacrifice, but since the first paragraph of this article, we are aware that Purusha was a name for the people of the Puru tribe.
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- But the story, as Bhima tells it, was that Baka collected men on behalf of the king who wanted to conduct the Purushamedha, or the human sacrifice festival.
Purushamedha is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Purushamedha books and related discussion.
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