Mangalasnana, aka: Maṅgalasnāna, Mangala-snana; 3 Definition(s)
Mangalasnana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Maṅgalasnāna (मङ्गलस्नान).—Before setting out on any mission, it is customary to have maṅgalasnāna, a religious bath and perform certain rituals to return victoriously.(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (purāṇa)
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
maṅgalasnāna (मंगलस्नान).—n (S Good or auspicious ablution.) Ablution in oil and afterwards in water.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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