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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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The consumption of animals in the context of both feasts and religious offerings is well documented in Linear B texts from Pylos and other palaces (e.
On the occasion of Mahashivratri, the idol of Lord Shiva was decorated and milk and other religious offerings were offered.
presents the catalogue along with 50 nicely illustrated notes by archaeologists and other scholars (established ones and rising stars) covering physical anthropology and clothing, domestic life among villagers and aristocrats, burials, travel -- `Otzi' and others tracing routes by foot or horseback to bind peoples to (or attack) each other -- shrines, stelae and religious offerings, iconography, and the emergence of the state in the Aegean.
With garbage, domestic waste and remains of religious offerings blackening the waters, the river seems more a source of dangerous diseases, than a means of cleansing the soul.
Later in the day, Bhandaras (community kitchens) would be organized and religious offerings would be served to the devotees and poor people.
A temple priest, Pandit Kesi Bharadwaj, appealed to devotees to refrain from throwing religious offerings in the river.
The Chhath, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days after Diwali, the festival of lights, is significant for married women who observe three-day fast and present religious offerings to the Sun God while standing in knee-deep water.
Vijaya Dashami, the last day of he five day long festival culminated with the devotees making religious offerings to the idols of the Goddessday in various parts of the country.
Devotees presented religious offerings at the shrine located between the Zero Line and barbed wires near Mianwali Uttar village in the Khem Karan sector of Punjab.
It is believed that by taking holy bath in the River Ganga and offering religious offerings, one gets relieved from all the sins and the god and goddesses also get pleased.
She laid flowers at the shrine and made religious offerings.