Pitrikalpa, aka: Pitṛkalpa, Pitri-kalpa; 2 Definition(s)
Pitrikalpa 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 Pitṛkalpa can be transliterated into English as Pitrkalpa or Pitrikalpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pitṛkalpa (पितृकल्प).—Same as Kuhū; the 30th and last Kalpa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 290. 11.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) performance of the Śrāddha ceremony in honour of the Manes.
2) Brahma's day of new moon.
Derivable forms: pitṛkalpaḥ (पितृकल्पः).
Pitṛkalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and kalpa (कल्प).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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