Pavitraropana, Pavitra-aropana, Pavitrārōpaṇa, Pavitrāropaṇa: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pavitraropana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pavitrāropaṇa (पवित्रारोपण).—A Pūjāvidhi (a mode of worship). If you perform a Pavitrāropaṇa worship you will get the benefit of worshipping Viṣṇu for a year. This worship is to be conducted in the months of Āṣāḍha (July), Śrāvaṇa (August) Prauṣṭhapada (September), Āśvina (October) and Kārttika (November) A sacred Pavitra (sacred thread or ring of Kuśa grass) is to be prepared either in gold, silver, copper, cotton or silk. A specially purified cotton thread is also enough The Pavitra is to be made of three threads woven together. The Pavitra is to be made holy by reciting 108 times the Gāyatrī mantra or even half of that number is enough. Reciting 108 times or more is considered to be Uttama (best); half of it is considered Madhyama (tolerable) and less than it is considered adhama (worst). The Pavitra should then be tied to maṇḍalas and the mantra to be recited at the time of tying it, is this:

"oṃ nārāyaṇāya vidmahe vāsudevāya dhīmahi tanno viṣṇuḥ pracodayāt." (Chapter 34, Agni Purāṇa).

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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»] — Pavitraropana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pavitrārōpaṇa (पवित्रारोपण).—n (S) The rite, in the month Shrawan̤, of casting new threads around an idol that they may be sanctified, and of thence taking them to wear.

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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»] — Pavitraropana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pavitrāropaṇa (पवित्रारोपण).—investiture with the sacred thread.

Derivable forms: pavitrāropaṇam (पवित्रारोपणम्).

Pavitrāropaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pavitra and āropaṇa (आरोपण). See also (synonyms): pavitrārohaṇa.

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

Pavitrāropaṇa (पवित्रारोपण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Investiture with the Brahminical cord. 2. Investing the image of Krishna with it, on the twelfth of the light fortnight of Sravana. E. pavitra, and āropaṇa placing.

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

Pavitrāropaṇa (पवित्रारोपण):—[from pavitra > pava] n. ‘putting on the Pavitra’, investiture with the Brāhmanical cord, ([especially]) investing the image of Kṛṣṇa or another deity with the sacred thread, Name of a festival on the 12th day of the light half of Śrāvaṇa or Aṣāḍha, [Pañcatantra]

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

Pavitrāropaṇa (पवित्रारोपण):—[pavitrā+ropaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Investiture.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pavitraropana 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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