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Mangalasnana, aka: Maṅgalasnāna, Mangala-snana; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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)Purāṇa book cover
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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.

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