Pitribhakti, Pitṛbhakti, Pitri-bhakti: 4 definitions


Pitribhakti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Pitṛbhakti can be transliterated into English as Pitrbhakti or Pitribhakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pitṛbhakti (पितृभक्ति) refers to “devotion to one’s father”, which is preferred above wickedness (durvṛtta), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.17. Accordingly, as Guṇanidhi, who was addicted to gambling (dyūta), was told by his mother as follows:—“[...] emulate your father [Yajñadatta] in form (rūpa), fame (yaśas) and traditional activity (kulaśīla). Why don’t you feel ashamed? Cast off your wickedness (durvṛtta). [...] Above all be devoted to your father (pitṛbhakti). You shall respect your father-in-law also, in view of his good qualities and conduct (sadvṛtta). How is it that you do not feel ashamed of wickedness (durvṛtta)?”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pitṛbhakti (पितृभक्ति).—f (S) Dutifulness to one's father or to one's 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

Pitṛbhakti (पितृभक्ति).—f. filial duty.

Derivable forms: pitṛbhaktiḥ (पितृभक्तिः).

Pitṛbhakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and bhakti (भक्ति).

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

Pitṛbhakti (पितृभक्ति).—f.

(-ktiḥ) Filial duty to a father. E. pitṛ, and bhakti devotion.

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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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