Pitrivrata, Pitṛvrata, Pitri-vrata: 6 definitions
Pitrivrata 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 Pitṛvrata can be transliterated into English as Pitrvrata or Pitrivrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pitṛvrata (पितृव्रत).—Performed in honour of Pitṛs and includes gifts of milch cows; the performer becomes a Rājarāja.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 101. 29-30.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pitṛvrata (पितृव्रत).—a worshipper of the Manes.
-tam obsequial rites.
Derivable forms: pitṛvrataḥ (पितृव्रतः).
Pitṛvrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ) Who worships the manes. n.
(-taṃ) Worship of ancestors, obsequial rites. E. pitṛ, and vrata obligation.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitṛvrata (पितृव्रत).—[adjective] worshipping the Manes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pitṛvrata (पितृव्रत):—[=pitṛ-vrata] [from pitṛ] m. a worshipper of the P°s [Bhagavad-gītā]
2) [v.s. ...] n. worship of the P°s [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitṛvrata (पितृव्रत):—[pitṛ-vrata] (taḥ) 1. m. Who worships the manes. n. Funeral rites.
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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