Garhapatya, Gārhapatya: 10 definitions

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य):—In Hindu iconology (śilpaśāstra), this represents one of the three faces of Agni. The three faces symoblize the three Vedic fires. Agni is one of the most important Vedic gods and represents divine illumination

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Garhapatya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य).—The sacrificial fire; Dharmavrata performed austerities standing in this fire;1 the face of the Veda.2 Nirmathya agni; father of two sons, Śamsya and Śukra.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 25, 111.
  • 2) Ib. 104. 85; 106. 41.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 12. 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 11.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य).—[gṛhapatinā nityaṃ saṃyuktaḥ, saṃjñāyāṃ ñya]

1) One of the three sacred fires perpetually maintained by a householder, which he receives from his father and transmits to his descendants, and from which fires for sacrificial purposes are lighted; अथ हैनं गार्हपत्योऽनु- शशास (atha hainaṃ gārhapatyo'nu- śaśāsa) Ch. Up.4.11.1; cf. Ms.2.231.

2) The place where this sacred fire is kept.

-tyam The government of a family; position and dignity of a householder; गार्हपत्येन सन्त्य ऋतुना यज्ञनीरसि (gārhapatyena santya ṛtunā yajñanīrasi) Rv.1.15.12.

Derivable forms: gārhapatyaḥ (गार्हपत्यः).

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

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य).—m.

(-tyaḥ) A sacred fire perpetually maintained by a householder, received from his father, and transmitted to his descendants, and from which fires for sacrificial purposes are lighted. E. gṛhapati a householder, (from gṛha a house, and pati master,) and ya referential aff.

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

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य).—i. e. gṛha-pati + ya, I. adj. and m. (viz. agni), A sacred fire perpetually maintained by a householder, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 132. Ii. m. pl. The name of a class of Pitṛs or Manes, Mahābhārata 2, 462.

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

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य).—[masculine] (± agni) the fire of the householder ([ritual or religion]). [masculine] [neuter] = seq., [neuter] government of a family, household.

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

1) Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य):—[from gārha] mfn. with agnī, or m. ([Pāṇini 4-4, 90]) the householder’s fire (received from his father and transmitted to his descendants, one of the three sacred fires, being that from which sacrificial fires are lighted, [Religious Thought and Life in India 364]), [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mn. = -sthāna, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vii, 1, 2, 12; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xvii, 1, 3]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a class of manes, [Mahābhārata ii, 462]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the government of a family, position of a householder, household, [Ṛg-veda i, 15, 12; vi, 15, 19; x, 85, 27 and 36.]

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

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य):—[gārha-patya] (tyaḥ) 1. m. A sacred fire always kept burning by a householder, and transmitted to others.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य):—

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Gārhapatya (गार्हपत्य):——

1) Adj. mit agni oder m. mit Ergänzung von agni das Feuer des Hausherrn (eines der drei heiligen Feuer). —

2) m. oder n. der Ort wo dieses Feuer unterhalten wird.

3) m. Pl. eine best. Klasse von Manen.

4) n. Herrschaft im Hause , Hausstand , Haushaltung.

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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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