Arkavivaha, Arkavivāha, Arka-vivaha: 3 definitions
Arkavivaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
arkavivāha (अर्कविवाह).—m (S) The ceremony of marrying first to the tree called arka him who is about to espouse a third wife. It is considered very unlucky to marry a third wife. She will surely die early. Hence this engagement with the arka.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
arkavivāha (अर्कविवाह).—m The ceremony of marrying first to the tree called arka him who is about to espouse a third wife.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Arkavivāha (अर्कविवाह).—marriage with the arka plant (enjoined to be performed before a man marries a third wife, who thus becomes his fourth); चतुर्थादिविवाहार्थं तृतीयोऽर्कं समुद्वहेत् (caturthādivivāhārthaṃ tṛtīyo'rkaṃ samudvahet) Kāśyapa.
Derivable forms: arkavivāhaḥ (अर्कविवाहः).
Arkavivāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms arka and vivāha (विवाह).
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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