Pitritarpana, Pitṛtarpaṇa, Pitri-tarpana: 13 definitions

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Pitritarpana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Pitṛtarpaṇa can be transliterated into English as Pitrtarpana or Pitritarpana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण) is another name (synonym) for Tila, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Tila are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—Ceremonial for Pitṛs whose overlord is Yama; list of offerings particularly pleasing to the Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 1. 17; 8. 5; 15. 34-5.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pitritarpana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—n (S) The ceremony of throwing water at seasons of ablution, by way of an offering to the manes. 2 Gifts in honor of deceased relations, distributed at Shraddh.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—n The rite of offering water to the manes.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—

1) an oblation to the Manes.

2) the act of throwing water out of the right hand (as at the time of ablutions) as an offering to the Manes or deceased ancestors; नित्यं स्नात्वा शुचिः कुर्याद् देवर्षिपितृतर्पणम् (nityaṃ snātvā śuciḥ kuryād devarṣipitṛtarpaṇam) Ms.2.176.

3) sesamum.

4) gifts given at Srāddhas or funeral rites.

5) the part of the hand between the thumb and the fore-finger (sacred to the Manes).

Derivable forms: pitṛtarpaṇam (पितृतर्पणम्).

Pitṛtarpaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and tarpaṇa (तर्पण).

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

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—n. (ṇaṃ) 1. The part of the hand between the middle finger and thumb, sacred to the manes. 2. Gifts in honour of deceased relations, distributed at the Shrad'dhas or funeral ceremonies. 3. The act of throwing water out of the right hand at seasons of ablution, by way of offering to the manes or deceased ancestors in general. E. pitṛ a father, a progenitor, and tarpaṇa satisfying.

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

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—n. oblation to the Manes, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 176.

Pitṛtarpaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and tarpaṇa (तर्पण).

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

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण).—[neuter] offering to the Manes (lit. refreshing or feeding the [Middle]).

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

1) Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण):—[=pitṛ-tarpaṇa] [from pitṛ] n. the refreshing of the P°s (with water thrown from the right hand), offering water etc. to deceased ancestors, [Manu-smṛti ii, 171 etc.] (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 394, 1; 410])

2) [v.s. ...] the part of the hand between the thumb and forefinger (sacred to the P°s), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] sesamum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pitṛtarpaṇa (पितृतर्पण):—[pitṛ-tarpaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Gifts to manes.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pitṛtarpaṇa (ಪಿತೃತರ್ಪಣ):—[noun] an oblation, in the form of water and sesame seeds, offered to one’s deceased father and other ancestors.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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