Ankuraropana, Aṅkurāropaṇa, Anku-raropana: 2 definitions

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Ankuraropana 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.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Ankuraropana in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Dhiti blog: The Navakalevara Ceremony at Puri

Aṅkurāropaṇa (अङ्कुरारोपण) refers to the “sowing of seeds for germination” (associated with Vanayātra and Vanayāga).—Navakalevara is the name of a festival (symbolizing the cycle of birth, death and re-birth) which is celebrated at Puri: a sacred site home to the eternal abode of Śrī Jagannātha (a form of Śrī Kṛṣṇa).—Jagannātha is made of dāru (wood) because a dāru image cuts up the miseries of the world and imparts eternal bliss. [...] On the 10th day of Caitra, initial rituals mark the beginning of the yātrā for the search for the dārus, [...] The search for the dārus may last a couple of weeks. When a tree fulfilling the criteria is successfully traced, the party circumambulates the tree, smears it with sandal paste and vermillion, offers flowers, and wraps a new piece of cloth around it. The bhūtas (spirits) living on or near the trees are then propitiated with offerings of grains and spices, and Śrī Viṣṇu is asked to command them to leave. Then, a yajñaśāla (sacrificial pavilion) is built by clearing space around the tree. After the requisite aṅkurāropaṇa (sowing of seeds for germination) and haviṣyānna (partaking of food) are completed, the Brahmins perform a specific fire sacrifice, the vanayāga.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ankuraropana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṅkurāropaṇa (अङ्कुरारोपण):—[=aṅku-rāropaṇa] [from aṅkura > aṅk] n. ‘planting a shoot’, a kind of nuptial ceremony, [Gṛhya-sūtra 2].

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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 (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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