Pitrya: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pitrya (पित्र्य).—An afternoon muhūrta.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 39.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Pitrya (पित्र्य) is another name for Magha, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Maghā [i.e., pitrya] will be possessed of wealth, grains and storehouses; will delight in frequenting hills and in the performance of religious rites; will be merchants; will be valiant; will take animal food and will be female haters. [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pitrya (पित्र्य).—a. [pituridaṃ priyaṃ vā pitṛta āgataṃ vā yat]
1) Paternal, patrimonial, ancestral.
2) (a) Relating or sacred to the deceased ancestors; Manusmṛti 2.58. (b) Obsequial.
-tryaḥ 1 the eldest brother.
2) The month of Māgha.
-tryā 1 The constellation called Maghā.
2) The day of full as well as new moon.
-tryam 1 The lunar mansion called Maghā.
2) The part of the hand between the fore-finger and the thumb (sacred to the Manes).
3) The Śrāddha ritual (śrāddhakalpa); Ch. Up.7.1.2.
4) The nature of a father.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tryaḥ-tryā-tryaṃ) 1. Paternal, ancestral. 2. Obsequial, relating to deceased progenitors. m.
(-tryaḥ) 1. An elder brother. 2. The month of magha. n.
(-tryaṃ) The part of the hand between the forefinger and thumb, sacred to the manes. f.
(-tryā) 1. One of the lunar asterisms, called Magha. 2. Day of full moon. 3. Ceremonies performed in honour of the deceased on the day of full or new moon. E. pitṛ a father, and yat aff., rīṅ substituted for ṛ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitrya (पित्र्य).—i. e. pitṛ + ya, I. adj., f. yā. 1. Paternal, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 92. 2. Referring, devoted, to the Manes, 2, 59. Ii. n. 1. Worship of the Manes. 2. The lunar mansion Maghā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitrya (पित्र्य).—[adjective] paternal, ancestral, belonging or sacred to the Manes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pitrya (पित्र्य):—[from pitṛ] mf(ā)n. derived from or relating to a father, paternal, patrimonial, ancestral, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] relating or consecrated to the Pitṛs, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (with tīrtha n. = pitṛ-t, [Manu-smṛti ii, 59]; with diś f. the south, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]; with pra-diś idem, [Ṛg-veda])
3) [v.s. ...] m. the eldest brother (who takes the place of a f°), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] the month Māgha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] the ritual for oblations to the P°s [Chāndogya-upaniṣad [Scholiast or Commentator]]
6) [v.s. ...] Phaseolus Radiatus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Pitryā (पित्र्या):—[from pitrya > pitṛ] f. [plural] the Nakṣatra called Maghā (presided over by the P°s), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] the day of full moon and the worship of the P°s on that day, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) Pitrya (पित्र्य):—[from pitṛ] n. the nature or character of a father, [Rāmāyaṇa]
10) [v.s. ...] (with or sc: karman) worship of the P°s, obsequial ceremony, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.
11) [v.s. ...] the Nakṣatra Maghā, [Varāha-mihira]
12) [v.s. ...] honey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
13) [v.s. ...] = pitṛ-tīrtha (cf. above), [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitrya (पित्र्य):—[(tryaḥ-tryā-tryaṃ) a.] Paternal. m. A father’s elder brother. f. A lunar asterism; full moon; a funeral ceremony. n. Part between the thumb and forefinger.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Pitrya (ಪಿತ್ರ್ಯ):—[adjective] = ಪಿತ್ರಾರ್ಜಿತ [pitrarjita]1.
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Pitrya (ಪಿತ್ರ್ಯ):—[noun] any ritual that is to be performed for one’s father, ancestor or ancestors.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+9): Pitryapitryavat, Apitrya, Pitryupavitin, Pitryatirtha, Supitrya, Jivalaukika, Vagadipitrya, Pitryavant, Pitryupavita, Drugdha, Vidhukshaya, Petteyya, Pitritirtha, Pitrika, Khadgin, Riktha, Apasalavi, Pradish, Preta, Savana.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.127 < [Section VIII - Śrāddhas]
Verse 2.59 < [Section XIII - Initiation (upanayana)]
Verse 9.105 < [Section XII - The entire Property goes to the Eldest Brother]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.20.13 < [Sukta 20]
Rig Veda 10.56.6 < [Sukta 56]
Rig Veda 2.42.2 < [Sukta 42]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)