Agnisamskara, Agni-samskara, Agnisaṃskāra: 6 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) consecration of fire.
2) hallowing or consecrating by means of fire; burning on the funeral pile; यथार्हं °रं मालवाय दत्वा (yathārhaṃ °raṃ mālavāya datvā) Dk.169; नास्य कार्योऽग्निसंस्कारः (nāsya kāryo'gnisaṃskāraḥ) Ms.5.69, पितरीवाग्निसंस्कारात्परा ववृतिरे क्रियाः (pitarīvāgnisaṃskārātparā vavṛtire kriyāḥ) | R.12.56.
Derivable forms: agnisaṃskāraḥ (अग्निसंस्कारः).
Agnisaṃskāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and saṃskāra (संस्कार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) Any ceremony performed with the consecrated fire. E. agni, saṃskāra purification.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnisaṃskāra (अग्निसंस्कार).—m. 1. consecration of fire. 2. burning of the dead body, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 69.
Agnisaṃskāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and saṃskāra (संस्कार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnisaṃskāra (अग्निसंस्कार).—[masculine] rite performed by fire, [especially] the burning of the dead body.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agnisaṃskāra (अग्निसंस्कार):—[=agni-saṃskāra] [from agni] m. the consecration of fire
2) [v.s. ...] performance of any rite in which the application of fire is essential, as the burning of a dead body, [Manu-smṛti; Raghuvaṃśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnisaṃskāra (अग्निसंस्कार):—[tatpurusha compound] m.
(-raḥ) 1) Consecration of fire, making the three fires (see agni) fit for sacrificial purposes by the Agnyādhāna, the Pavamāneṣṭi (q. v.) and other preparatory rites which, themselves, are performed with non-consecrated fire.
2) The completion of any essential rite by worship with fire, especially the burning of the dead body as an essential rite of the Hindu religion. E. agni and saṃskāra.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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