Phalapradana, Phalapradāna, Phala-pradana: 4 definitions

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Phalapradana 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

phalapradāna (फलप्रदान).—n (S) A ceremony at weddings. The throwing by the bridegroom's parents &c. of fruits into the lap of the bride.

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

Phalapradāna (फलप्रदान).—

1) the giving of fruits.

2) a ceremony at weddings.

Derivable forms: phalapradānam (फलप्रदानम्).

Phalapradāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phala and pradāna (प्रदान).

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

Phalapradāna (फलप्रदान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A ceremony at weddings. 2. The giving of fruits.

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

Phalapradāna (फलप्रदान):—[=phala-pradāna] [from phala > phal] n. the giving of f° (a marriage-ceremony), [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad; Śaṃkarācārya]

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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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