Kancolipantha, Kāñcōḷīpantha, Kāñcolīpantha: 1 definition



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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāñcōḷīpantha (कांचोळीपंथ).—m An order of libertines in Gujarat. They meet on certain days, and, after feasting &c., they put all the kāñcōḷyā of the females into a vessel, whence the mahanta or Superior, after reciting a mantra, draws them and distributes them, at his pleasure, to the males. The woman owning the kāñcōḷī is to be, for that night, the property of the man receiving it.

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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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