Abhyangasnana, Abhyaṅgasnāna, Abhyanga-snana: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
1) Abhyaṅgasnāna (अभ्यङ्गस्नान) refers to an “oil bath” and represents one of the sixteen upacāra, or “sixteen types of homage and services”, as described while explaining the mode of worshipping the phallic form (liṅga) of Śiva in the Śivapurāṇa 1.11. Accordingly, “[...] the devotee shall worship the mobile emblem with the sixteen types of homage and services (upacāra) as prescribed. It accords the region of Śiva gradually. The sixteen types of service are [for example, oil bath (abhyaṅgasnāna)] [...] Or he shall perform all the sixteen rites in the phallic emblem of human, saintly or godly origin, or in one naturally risen up (svayambhū) or in one of very extraordinary nature installed duly”.
2) Abhyaṅgasnāna (अभ्यङ्गस्नान) or Tailābhyaṅga refers to an “oil bath”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] oil bath (abhyaṅgasnāna or tailābhyaṅga) shall be taken on particular days of the week according to convention in the society. If one is accustomed to take oil bath everyday or if one is using scented oil breaking the convention, it is not faulty. Otherwise one should avoid Śrāddha days, days of eclipse (grahaṇa), fast days (upavāsa-dina) and the first day of the lunar fortnight (pratipad) for oil baths. Except on the days of eclipse mustard oil (sarṣapa-taila) can be used on other days”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
abhyaṅgasnāna (अभ्यंगस्नान).—n (S) Ablution after inunction.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
abhyaṅgasnāna (अभ्यंगस्नान).—n Ablution after inunction.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 11 - Mode of worshipping the phallic form of Śiva and making gifts < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]