Grihyasutra, Gṛhyasūtra: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Gṛhyasūtra can be transliterated into English as Grhyasutra or Grihyasutra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Oxford Index: Hinduism

Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र):—A category of late Vedic texts, classified as belonging to the Kalpasūtra literature of the Vedāṅga (and therefore as smṛti), which deals with the proper performance of the domestic rituals (gṛhya-yajñas), as well as containing details of various rites of passage (saṃskāras)—such as Vedic initiation (upanayana), marriage, and death—and descriptions of day-to-day religious concerns from the perspective of the householder (gṛhastha). The Gṛhyasūtras' content overlaps to some extent with that of the Dharmasūtras.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Google Books: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

The Gṛhyasūtras mark a significant moment in the history of ancestor worship in India; they codify the domestic ritual tradition that is alluded to in the older ritual literature, but finds no formal expression.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A precept of the Grihya or ritual of the Vedas. E. gṛhya, and sūtra a rule.

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

Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र).—[neuter] manual of domestic rules.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[anonymous] Peters. 1, 115. See Āpastamba, Āśvalāyana, Kāṭhaka, Kauśika, Khādira, Gobhila, Pāraskara, Bhāradvāja, Mānava, Maitrāyaṇīya, Vaikhānasa, Śāṅkhāyana, Hiraṇyakeśin.

2) Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र):—This general title occurs also in NW. 6. 24. 30, and is of course useless.

3) Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र):—Add Baijavāpa, Śaunaka.

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

Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र):—[=gṛhya-sūtra] [from gṛhya > gṛbh] n. a ritual work containing directions for domestic rites and ceremonies (as, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.; cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India p.281]).

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

Gṛhyasūtra (गृह्यसूत्र):—[gṛhya-sūtra] (traṃ) 1. n. A religious ritual.

[Sanskrit to German]

Grihyasutra in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gṛhyasūtra (ಗೃಹ್ಯಸೂತ್ರ):—[noun] a religious code of conduct for a householder.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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