Paishacavivaha, Paiśācavivāha, Paishaca-vivaha, Paishaca-Vivaha: 4 definitions
Paishacavivaha 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.
The Sanskrit term Paiśācavivāha can be transliterated into English as Paisacavivaha or Paishacavivaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Paishachavivaha.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita
Paiśācavivāha (पैशाचविवाह):—The Paiśāca marriage (vivāha).—Paiśāca type of marriage is that where the suitor secretly seduced the girl while she was asleep or drunk or disordered in intellect. This is the last and the most sinful type of marriage.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Paiśācavivāha (पैशाचविवाह).—One of the eight forms of marriage.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 10. 24.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
paiśācavivāha (पैशाचविवाह).—m S A form of marriage. Acquiring and marrying the girl by stealth. See aṣṭau- vivāha.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
paiśācavivāha (पैशाचविवाह).—m A form of marriage.
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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