Garbhadhana, Garbhādhāna, Garbha-adhana: 11 definitions

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Garbhadhana 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—A ceremonial connected with pregnancy; a saṃskāra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 42. 43: Matsya-purāṇa 275. 16.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान) refers to one of the eleven saṃskāras (purificatory rites of fire) forming part of preliminary rites before Dīkṣā: an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey

Garbhadhana (गर्भधन, “conception”) refers to one of the sixteen saṃskāras, or “ceremonies” accompanying the individual during the Gṛhastha (householder) stage of the Āśrama way of life. These ceremonies (eg., garbhadhana-saṃskāra) are community affairs and at each ceremony relations and friends gather for community eating.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—n (S) Impregnation or fecundation of the womb. 2 A ceremony performed after the appearance of the menstrual flux for the purification of the womb and facilitation of conception.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—n A ceremony performed after the appearance of the menstrual flux.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—

1) impregnation; गर्भाधानक्षणपरिच- यान्नूनमाबद्धमालाः (garbhādhānakṣaṇaparica- yānnūnamābaddhamālāḥ) (balākāḥ) Me.9.

2) one of the Saṃskāras or purificatory ceremonies performed after menstruation to ensure or facilitate conception; (this ceremony legalizes in a religious sense the consummation of marriage); Y.1.11.

Derivable forms: garbhādhānam (गर्भाधानम्).

Garbhādhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garbha and ādhāna (आधान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—n.

(-naṃ) A ceremony performed prior to conception. E. garbha the embryo, and ādhāna taking, being supposed conductive to future impreganation.

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

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—n. a ceremony performed previous to conception.

Garbhādhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garbha and ādhāna (आधान).

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

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—[neuter] impregnation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Oppert. Ii, 6898.
—up to Nāmakaraṇa. Bp. 297.

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

1) Garbhadhāna (गर्भधान):—[=garbha-dhāna] [from garbha] for rbhādhāna, [xii, 9648].

2) Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान):—[from garbha] n. impregnation (of [locative case]), [Mahābhārata xii, 9648; Meghadūta 9; Pāṇini 3-3, 71; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘impregnation-rite’, a ceremony performed before conception or after menstruation to ensure conception, [Yājñavalkya i, 11; Gṛhyāsaṃgraha; Mahābhārata iii; Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana]

4) [v.s. ...] cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India p.353]

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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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