Pitrigriha, Pitṛgṛha, Pitri-griha: 10 definitions


Pitrigriha 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 Pitṛgṛha can be transliterated into English as Pitrgrha or Pitrigriha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pitrigriha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह) refers to a “cemetery”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 2.44.1-3.—Accordingly, “Gone to a cemetery [i.e., pitṛgṛha], the hero should repeat 100,000 (mantric) syllables constantly. At the end he should make a tenth the number of fire offerings, as explained before. At the end of the offering to the fire he will have a vision of the goddess in the sacrificial hearth and, along with her, he will fly in the sky where the goddess is Karaṅkinī”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pitrigriha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह) refers to “one’s father’s abode”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] She washed Śiva’s feet and drank that holy water. With a cloth heated in fire she wiped his body. After worshipping Him with sixteen types of offerings duly, and bowing to Him repeatedly she used to return to her father’s abode [i.e., pitṛgṛhapiturgṛham]. O excellent sage, a long time elapsed as she continued her service to Him who was engrossed in meditation. [...]”

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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

[«previous next»] — Pitrigriha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह).—n (S) The paternal mansion. 2 A burning ground.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pitrigriha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह).—

1) a paternal mansion.

2) a cemetery, burial-ground.

Derivable forms: pitṛgṛham (पितृगृहम्).

Pitṛgṛha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and gṛha (गृह).

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

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह).—n.

(-haṃ) 1. A paternal mansion. 2. A burying ground, a cemetery. E. pitṛ a deceased ancestor, and gṛha a house.

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

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह):—[=pitṛ-gṛha] [from pitṛ] n. house of the fathers, place of the dead, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह):—[pitṛ-gṛha] (haṃ) 1. n. A burying ground.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pitṛgṛha (पितृगृह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Peīhara.

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Pitrigriha 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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