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VRATA - व्रत

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Puranic Encyclopaedia  | English | 
Controls ordained by Vedic Saṁhitās are called Vratas. It is known as tapas (penance) also. Vratas are Avadama etc. When it involves mortifications of the body (tapas) it is called tapas or penance. Controlling the organs of sense is called niyama (control). Vrata, fast and restraining or control are always good. [Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 175].

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