Gayashraddha, Gayāśrāddha: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Gayāśrāddha can be transliterated into English as Gayasraddha or Gayashraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Gayāśrāddha (गयाश्राद्ध).—One of the four means to mukti;1 special varṇa to mother;2 for piṇḍa;3 suitable occasions for.4

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 105. 16.
  • 2) Ib. 108. 35: 110. 17.
  • 3) Ib. 23. 59.
  • 4) Ib. 105. 47-8.
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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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