Grahapida, aka: Graha-pida, Grahapīḍā; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Grahapida in Purana glossaries]

Grahapīḍā (ग्रहपीडा).—(Adverse planetary effects on children) Astrologers hold the view that planets affect or exercise some influence on the lives of people. According to that given hereunder is a brief description of planets, which affect a child from its very birth as also of remedial measures to keep the child free from such adverse planetary effects.

On the very day of the birth of the child a female planet called Pāpinī affects it as a result of which it will refuse all food and be lying turning its head this way and that. Pāpinī will tap the health not only of the child but of the mother also. Bali (sacrificial offering with flesh, fish and liquor as also waving with flowers and fragrant materials and lighted lamp, and smearing the child’s body with sandal paste, mancetti powder, tātiri flower, bark of pachotti, are remedies against the attack of Pāpinī. Burning of buffalo dung also is useful. (See full article at Story of Grahapīḍā from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[Grahapida in Marathi glossaries]

grahapīḍā (ग्रहपीडा).—f (S) grahabādhā f (S) Pain, poverty, sickness, or trouble arising from unpropitious stars or conjunctions. 2 Pain &c. from demoniac possession or influence.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

grahapīḍā (ग्रहपीडा) [-bādhā, -बाधा].—f Poverty, sickness, &c. arising from unpropitious stars.

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

[Grahapida in Sanskrit glossaries]

Grahapīḍā (ग्रहपीडा).—

1) oppression caused by a planet.

2) an eclipse; शशिदिवाकरयोर्ग्रहपीडनम् (śaśidivākarayorgrahapīḍanam) Bh.2.91; H.1.51; Pt.2.19.

Grahapīḍā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms graha and pīḍā (पीडा). See also (synonyms): grahapīḍana.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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