Pindadana, Piṇḍadāna, Pinda-dana: 9 definitions
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India history and geographySource: 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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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
(-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]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान):—[piṇḍa-dāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Giving the obsequial cake to the manes.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान):—(pi + 1. dāna) n. das Reichen eines Mehlklosses: rasāsvādasukha [Sāhityadarpana 5, 19.] insbes. beim Manenopfer; das Manenopfer mit Mehlklössen am Abend des Neumonds [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 822.] [Yāska’s Nirukta 3, 4.] [Scholiast] zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 298, 15. 811, 17. 812, 3. fgg. 288, 7.] [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 60.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Piṇḍadāna (पिण्डदान):—n. —
1) das Reichen eines Mehlklosses. —
2) das Darbringen von Mehlklössen beim Manenopfer , das Manenopfer mit Klössen am Abend des Neumondes. —
3) Almosenvertheilung [Indische sprüche 7741.]
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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