Brahmavivaha, Brāhmavivāha, Brahma-vivaha: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Brahmavivaha 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita

Brāhmavivāha (ब्राह्मविवाह):—The Brāhma marriage (vivāha).—The form of marriage is called Brāhma in which a well attired bride, decorated with ornaments, is given marriage to an erudite good charactered bridegroom, specially invited by the bride’s father.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brāhmavivāha (ब्राह्मविवाह).—m (S) A form of marriage,--that in which the bride duly adorned and furnished is bestowed freely on the bridegroom. See aṣṭauvivāha.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Brāhmavivāha (ब्राह्मविवाह):—[=brāhma-vivāha] [from brāhma > brahman] m. = mo viv above.

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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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