Pitrimandira, Pitṛmandira, Pitri-mandira: 7 definitions
Pitrimandira 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 Pitṛmandira can be transliterated into English as Pitrmandira or Pitrimandira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Pitṛmandira (पितृमन्दिर) refers to the “father’s temple”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava said to the Goddess (i.e., Kubjikā):—“O goddess! O fair lady! (Previously) you went to (your) father’s temple (pitṛmandira) (in the Himalayas) and, in order to kill (the demon) Krauñca, we were worshipped (there) by the gods. I will tell you all about how that (demon) Krauñca came into being. (When you were) travelling swiftly from place to place, (a drop of your) sweat fell somewhere. The demon called Krauñca, arrogant due to (his) strength, was born there [...]’.”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a paternal mansion.
2) a cemetery.
Derivable forms: pitṛmandiram (पितृमन्दिरम्).
Pitṛmandira is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and mandira (मन्दिर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raṃ) 1. The paternal mansion. 2. A cemetery. E. pitṛ, and mandira a dwelling.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitṛmandira (पितृमन्दिर):—[=pitṛ-mandira] [from pitṛ] n. = gṛha, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitṛmandira (पितृमन्दिर):—[pitṛ-mandira] (raṃ) 1. n. A father’s house or mansion; a cemetery.
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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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