Garbhadhana, aka: Garbhādhāna, Garbha-adhana; 7 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—A ceremonial connected with pregnancy; a saṃskāra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 42. 43: Matsya-purāṇa 275. 16.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
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.Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)
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.Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
garbhādhāna (गर्भाधान).—n A ceremony performed after the appearance of the menstrual flux.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Search found 13 books and stories containing Garbhadhana, Garbhādhāna or Garbha-adhana. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.27 < [Section VIII - Duties and Sacraments]
Verse 2.142 < [Section XXV - Meaning of the Title ‘Ācārya’]
Verse 2.16 < [Section V - Persons entitled to the Performance of Dharma]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XXII - The mode of worshipping Shiva < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter XLVIII - Installations of divine images < [Agastya Samhita]
Apastamba Dharma-sutra (by Āpastamba)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 27 - The rite of sacrifice < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 14 - The incarnation of Gṛhapati (2) < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 11 - The Perfect Society: Four Social Classes < [Canto VII - The Science of God]
Chapter 15 - Instructions for Civilized Human Beings < [Canto VII - The Science of God]
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