Pindabhaj, Piṇḍabhāj, Pinda-bhaj: 4 definitions
Pindabhaj 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Piṇḍabhāj (पिण्डभाज्).—a. receiving or entitled to a share in the funeral rice-ball. -m. (pl.) the deceased ancestors or manes; अहो दुष्यन्तस्य संशयमारूढाः पिण्डभाजः (aho duṣyantasya saṃśayamārūḍhāḥ piṇḍabhājaḥ) Ś.6.
Piṇḍabhāj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and bhāj (भाज्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṇḍabhāj (पिण्डभाज्).—m. (-bhāk) Plu. The manes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṇḍabhāj (पिण्डभाज्).—[adjective] partaking of the funeral cake; [masculine] [plural] the Manes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Piṇḍabhāj (पिण्डभाज्):—[=piṇḍa-bhāj] [from piṇḍa > piṇḍ] mfn. partaking of the Śrāddha oblation
2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] deceased ancestors, [Śakuntalā]
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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