Pativratya, Pati-vratya, Pātivratya: 8 definitions


Pativratya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pativratya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pātivratya (पातिव्रत्य) refers to “chastity”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, after Dharma (in the guise of a king) spoke to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “After saying thus Dharma, the most venerable god in the universe stood in front of her, stunned but delighted at her chastity (pātivratya). But he did not say anything. Princess Padmā, the chaste beloved of Pippalāda, O mountain, was surprised on realising that it was Dharma and said: ‘[...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pativratya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pātivratya (पातिव्रत्य).—n S Conjugal fidelity on the part of the wife, chastity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pātivratya (पातिव्रत्य).—n Conjugal fidelity on the part of the wife, chastity.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pativratya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pātivratya (पातिव्रत्य).—Fidelity to a husband, chastity; Śāhendra.1.61.

Derivable forms: pātivratyam (पातिव्रत्यम्).

See also (synonyms): pātivratī.

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

Pātivratya (पातिव्रत्य):—[from pāti] n. ([from] pati-vratā) devotedness to a husband, conjugal fidelity, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Pativratya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pativratya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pātivratya (ಪಾತಿವ್ರತ್ಯ):—[noun] the quality of a woman who is loyal and dovoted to her husband; chastity of a woman.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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