Pitrikriya, Pitṛkriyā, Pitri-kriya: 5 definitions


Pitrikriya 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 Pitṛkriyā can be transliterated into English as Pitrkriya or Pitrikriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pitṛkriyā (पितृक्रिया).—oblations or sacrifice offerd to deceased ancestors, obsequial rites; स्वधाकारः परा ह्याशीः सर्वेषु पितृकर्मसु (svadhākāraḥ parā hyāśīḥ sarveṣu pitṛkarmasu) Manusmṛti 3.252.

Pitṛkriyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and kriyā (क्रिया). See also (synonyms): pitṛkārya, pitṛkṛtya.

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

Pitṛkriyā (पितृक्रिया).—f.

(-yā) Obsequial rites. E. pitṛ, and kriyā ceremony.

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

Pitṛkriyā (पितृक्रिया):—[=pitṛ-kriyā] [from pitṛ] f. ([Raghuvaṃśa]) = -karman

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

Pitṛkriyā (पितृक्रिया):—[pitṛ-kriyā] (yā) 1. f. Funeral rite.

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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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