Pishacagrihitaka, Piśācagṛhītaka, Pishaca-grihitaka: 3 definitions


Pishacagrihitaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Piśācagṛhītaka can be transliterated into English as Pisacagrhitaka or Pishacagrihitaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishachagrihitaka.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Pishacagrihitaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Piśācagṛhītaka (पिशाचगृहीतक) refers to “those possessed by Piśāca-demons”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “his collection of practices for mastering mantras for invisibility had grown”; “he was acquainted with a hundred tales about the marvels of the Śrīparvata mountain”; “his ear-cavities were punched by those possessed by Piśāca-demons (piśācagṛhītaka), who had run to him when struck by white mustard seed he had empowered with mantras more than once”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pishacagrihitaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piśācagṛhītaka (पिशाचगृहीतक):—[=piśāca-gṛhītaka] [from piśāca > piś] m. one possessed of P°s or demons, [Kādambarī]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pishacagrihitaka in German

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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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