Panigrahana, aka: Pāṇigrahaṇa, Pani-grahana; 2 Definition(s)


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Pāṇigrahaṇa (पाणिग्रहण).—marrying, marriage; इति स्वसुर्भोजकुलप्रदीपः संपाद्य पाणिग्रहणं स राजा (iti svasurbhojakulapradīpaḥ saṃpādya pāṇigrahaṇaṃ sa rājā) R.7.29;8.7; Ku.7.4.

Derivable forms: pāṇigrahaṇam (पाणिग्रहणम्).

Pāṇigrahaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāṇi and grahaṇa (ग्रहण). See also (synonyms): pāṇigraha.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāṇigrahaṇa (पाणिग्रहण).—n. (ṇaṃ) 1. Marriage. 2. Laying hold of the hand. E. pāṇi the hand, and grahaṇa taking, the junction of the hands of the bride and bridegroom, forming a part of this ceremony.

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