Paurnamasya, Paurṇamāsya, Paurṇamāsyā: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Paurṇamāsyā (पौर्णमास्या) refers to the “full moon sacrifice”, as mentioned in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“let a man sacrifice with the Amāvāsyā sacrifice at the time of the Amāvāsyā, new moon. And let a man sacrifice with the Paurṇamāsyā sacrifice at the time of the Paurṇamāsī, full moon, thus it is said”.

Here the full moon is called Paurṇamāsī, the sacrifice Paurṇamāsyā. Satyavrata joins the two Sūtras in one, and leaves out yajeteti, which may have belonged to the commentary.

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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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paurṇamāsya (पौर्णमास्य).—A sacrifice performed on the full-moon day.

Derivable forms: paurṇamāsyam (पौर्णमास्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paurṇamāsya (पौर्णमास्य).—i. e. paur- ṇamāsī + ya, n. The sacrifice performed at the full of the moon, Mahābhārata 3, 14135.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paurṇamāsya (पौर्णमास्य).—[neuter] full-moon sacrifice.

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

Paurṇamāsya (पौर्णमास्य):—[=paurṇa-māsya] [from paurṇa-māsa > paurṇa] n. a f° m° sacr°, [ib.; Mahābhārata]

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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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