Pitrishraddha, aka: Pitṛśrāddha, Pitri-shraddha; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Pitṛśrāddha can be transliterated into English as Pitrsraddha or Pitrishraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Pitṛśrāddha (पितृश्राद्ध).—obsequial rites in honour of a father or deceased ancestor.
Derivable forms: pitṛśrāddham (पितृश्राद्धम्).
Pitṛśrāddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and śrāddha (श्राद्ध).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ddhaṃ) The obsequial ceremony of a father. E. pitṛ, and śrāddha the rite.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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