Annaprasha, Annaprāśa, Anna-prasha: 1 definition


Annaprasha 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 Annaprāśa can be transliterated into English as Annaprasa or Annaprasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Annaprāśa (अन्नप्राश).—the ceremony of giving a new-born child food to eat for the first time, one of the 16 Saṃskāras performed between the 5th and 8th month (usually in the sixth, Ms.2.34) with preliminary oblations to fire (Mar.uṣṭāvaṇa); षष्ठेऽन्नप्राशन मासि (ṣaṣṭhe'nnaprāśana māsi) Ms.2.34; Y.1.12.

Derivable forms: annaprāśaḥ (अन्नप्राशः).

Annaprāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anna and prāśa (प्राश). See also (synonyms): annaprāśana.

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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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