Pindadana, Piṇḍadāna, Pinda-dana: 6 definitions

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Pindadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Piṇḍa-adāna.—(EI 12), quit rent. Cf. also piṇḍa-kara. Note: piṇḍa-adāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

piṇḍadāna (पिंडदान) [or पिंडप्रदान, piṇḍapradāna].—n (S) Offering of the piṇḍa (ball of rice) to the manes of ancestors.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान).—

1) presentation of the obsequial rice-balls.

2) the funeral oblation made to deceased ancestors on the day of new-moon.

Derivable forms: piṇḍadānam (पिण्डदानम्).

Piṇḍadāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and dāna (दान).

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

Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Presentation of the obsequial cake. 2. The funeral oblation made to deceased ancestors on the evening of the new-moon day. E. piṇḍa, and dāna giving.

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

Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान).—[neuter] offering of the funeral cake.

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

1) Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान):—[=piṇḍa-dāna] [from piṇḍa > piṇḍ] n. the offering of balls of rice etc. (to deceased ancestors), [Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] the offering of Śrāddha oblations on the evening of new moon, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

3) [v.s. ...] -giving alms, [Kāvya literature]

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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. 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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