Anvarambhaniya, Anvārambhaṇīyā: 7 definitions


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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Anvārambhaṇīyā (अन्वारम्भणीया) refers to an “initiatory ceremony”, as mentioned in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“The Anvārambhaṇīyā or initiatory ceremony does not take place in a Vikṛti, because the Vikṛtis would fall within the time of the Prakṛti, and the Anvārambhaṇīyā has but one object, namely (the initiation of) the Darśa-pūrṇamāsa sacrifice. Or (according to others) the Anvārambhaṇīyā should take place (in the Vikṛtis also), because the time (of the Darśa-pūrṇamāsa) does not form an essential part. And again, because there is difference in the undertaking”.

The Anvārambhaṇīyā ceremony has to be performed by those who begin the Darśa-pūrṇamāsa sacrifice. It has thus one object only, and is never enjoined for any other cause. It is not therefore transferred to any Vikṛti, such as the Saurya ceremony, &c. The Darśa-pūrṇamāsa sacrifice having to be performed during the whole of life, or during thirty years, the Vikṛtis would necessarily fall within the same space of time. The initiatory ceremony has reference to the Darśa-pūrṇamāsa sacrifice only, and thus serves as an introduction to all the Vikṛtis, without having to be repeated for each.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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[«previous next»] — Anvarambhaniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anvārambhaṇīyā (अन्वारम्भणीया).—

1) An initiatory or preliminary ceremony.

2) A sacrificial rite to be performed before दर्शपूर्णमास (darśapūrṇamāsa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Anvārambhaṇīyā (अन्वारम्भणीया) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Baudh. Proceed. Asb. 1869, 138.

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

Anvārambhaṇīyā (अन्वारम्भणीया):—[=anv-ārambhaṇīyā] [from anvā-rabh] f. an initiatory ceremony, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anvārambhaṇīyā (अन्वारम्भणीया):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-yā) An initiatory oblation which takes place when a person performs the Darśapūrnamāsa sacrifice for the first time. Comp. ārambhaṇīyā. E. rabh with ā and anu, kṛtya aff. anīyar, āgama num; scil. iṣṭi.

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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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