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

Pitṛśrāddha (पितृश्राद्ध).—n.

(-ddhaṃ) The obsequial ceremony of a father. E. pitṛ, and śrāddha the rite.

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