Anustarana, Anustaraṇa: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anustaraṇa (अनुस्तरण).—Strewing or spreading round.

-ṇī [karaṇe lyuṭ]

1) A cover, (ācchādanam such as leather); अनुस्तरण्या वपामुत्खिद्य शिरोमुखं प्रच्छादयेत् (anustaraṇyā vapāmutkhidya śiromukhaṃ pracchādayet) Āśval.

2) A cow; (seyaṃ gauḥ stṛtaṃ dīkṣitamanustṛtatvāddhiṃsitatvāccānustaraṇītyucyate Sāy.); especially the cow sacrificed at the funeral ceremony, which enables the departed spirit to safely cross the river of Hell called वैतरिणी (vaitariṇī) (anutīryate vaitariṇī nadī anayā tṝ-karaṇe lyuṭ pṛṣo-suṭ Tv.).

Derivable forms: anustaraṇam (अनुस्तरणम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anustaraṇa (अनुस्तरण):—[=anu-staraṇa] m. (√stṛ), an animal which is fit to be chosen as a secondary victim

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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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