Akshatapurna, Akṣatapūrṇa, Akshata-purna: 1 definition


Akshatapurna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Akṣatapūrṇa can be transliterated into English as Aksatapurna or Akshatapurna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Akṣatapūrṇa (अक्षतपूर्ण) refers to a “handful of rice-grains” (suitable for a marriage ceremony), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Waiting for the auspicious Lagna befitting marriage, Bṛhaspati and others became jubilant. Garga was seated in the place where the chronometer had been kept. The Oṃkāra Mantra was repeated during the interval before the Lagna. Repeating (pravadat) the Puṇyāha mantras, Garga lifted the handful of rice-grains (akṣatapūrṇa) and handing them over to Pārvatī he made her shower it on Śiva. [...]”.

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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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