Parvanashraddha, Pārvaṇaśrāddha, Parvana-Shraddha: 3 definitions


Parvanashraddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Pārvaṇaśrāddha can be transliterated into English as Parvanasraddha or Parvanashraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parvanashraddha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pārvaṇaśrāddha (पार्वणश्राद्ध).—Done in Parvas without the invocation of deities; three fold; those eligible and those ineligible to be fed on the occasion; of the eligibles the family and gotra must have been known; they must be well behaved and going in the path of virtue; friends and preceptors, grandsons, sons-in-law, uncles and other relations, somayājins, vaiyākaraṇas, mīmāṃsakas, sāmaga Brahmacāris are eligible; the ineligibles include the unrighteous, the diseased, bastards, aśvapālas, the mad, the self-conceited, the deceitful, the hypocritical, temple priests, etc., also Mlecchas, Lingins, Triśaṅkus, Barbaras, Drāviḍas, etc. They must be informed a day previous to the śrāddha; other details;1 a dead person is entitled for share in the Pārvaṇa after sapiṇḍīkaraṇa.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 16. 5-51.
  • 2) Ib. 18. 16.
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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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[«previous next»] — Parvanashraddha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Pārvaṇaśrāddha (पार्वणश्राद्ध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Āśval. B. 1, 156. Taylor. 1, 123.
—[commentary] Pārvaṇaśrāddhapradīpabhāṣya by Nārāyaṇa. B. 1, 156.

2) Pārvaṇaśrāddha (पार्वणश्राद्ध):—Oudh. Xx, 180.

3) Pārvaṇaśrāddha (पार्वणश्राद्ध):—L.. 595-598 (these differ from each other). See Śrāddhavidhi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pārvaṇaśrāddha (पार्वणश्राद्ध):—[=pārvaṇa-śrāddha] [from pārvaṇa] n. a ceremony in honour of ancestors performed at the conjunction of sun and moon id est. at new m° and at other periods of the m°’s changes, [Religious Thought and Life in India 305]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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