Amashraddha, Āmaśrāddha, Ama-shraddha: 3 definitions


Amashraddha 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 Āmaśrāddha can be transliterated into English as Amasraddha or Amashraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āmaśrāddha (आमश्राद्ध).—See āmānna.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 18. 27; Vāyu-purāṇa 18. 20.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Amashraddha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āmaśrāddha (आमश्राद्ध).—a Śrāddha performed with uncooked food; आपद्यनग्नौ तीर्थे च चन्द्रसूर्यग्रहे तथा । आमश्राद्धं द्विजैः कार्यं शूद्रेण च सदैव हि (āpadyanagnau tīrthe ca candrasūryagrahe tathā | āmaśrāddhaṃ dvijaiḥ kāryaṃ śūdreṇa ca sadaiva hi) || Prāchetasa.

Derivable forms: āmaśrāddham (आमश्राद्धम्).

Āmaśrāddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āma and śrāddha (श्राद्ध).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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