Pindanirvapana, aka: Pinda-nirvapana, Piṇḍaṇirvapana, Piṇḍanirvapaṇa; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Piṇḍaṇirvapana (पिण्डणिर्वपन).—(Piṇḍaḍāna)—a ceremonial of the śrāddha; the mode of offering three to Pitṛs, Pitāmahas and Prapitāmahas with the respective mantras to be uttered at that time;1 Piṇḍam may also be offered to fire, cows, crows, fowls, with their respective effects to the giver.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 11. 19. 58, 97; Vāyu-purāṇa 74. 17; 75. 41; 76. 31-5; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 15. 34.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 120. 31-41.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṇḍanirvapaṇa (पिण्डनिर्वपण).—presenting obsequial riceballs to the manes; अनयैवावृता कार्यं पिण्डनिर्वपणं सुतैः (anayaivāvṛtā kāryaṃ piṇḍanirvapaṇaṃ sutaiḥ) Ms.3. 248,261.

Derivable forms: piṇḍanirvapaṇam (पिण्डनिर्वपणम्).

Piṇḍanirvapaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and nirvapaṇa (निर्वपण).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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