Pitrya; 2 Definition(s)


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Pitrya (पित्र्य).—An afternoon muhūrta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 39.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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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; Ms.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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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