Gayashraddha, Gayāśrāddha: 1 definition
Gayashraddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Gayāśrāddha can be transliterated into English as Gayasraddha or Gayashraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gayāśrāddha (गयाश्राद्ध).—One of the four means to mukti;1 special varṇa to mother;2 for piṇḍa;3 suitable occasions for.4
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Gayashraddhapaddhati, Gayashraddhaprakarana.
Full-text: Simhasthabrihaspati, Panaka, Gaya.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Gayashraddha, Gayāśrāddha, Gayasraddha; (plurals include: Gayashraddhas, Gayāśrāddhas, Gayasraddhas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 59 - The Greatness of Gayā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 205 - Importance of Gayā Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 285 - Greatness of Agastyāśrama Gaṅgeśvara < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Naishadha-charita of Shriharsha (by Krishna Kanta Handiqui)
Mimamsa interpretation of Vedic Injunctions (Vidhi) (by Shreebas Debnath)