Pretamanjari, Pretamañjarī, Preta-manjari: 5 definitions


Pretamanjari 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Heidelberg: Preta, Pitṛ und Piśāca

Pretamañjarī (प्रेतमञ्जरी) is a ritual manual that deals with funeral rites from the first to the thirteenth day. The New Catalogus Catalogorum lists various texts under the title, some of which are identified as excerpts from the Pretakalpa of the Garuḍapurāṇa. The authors are mentioned as Dyādu Miśra and Yadhu Miśra, Rudradhara and Chaṭṭu or Choṭu Miśra. The Pretamañjarī of Chaṭṭu Miśra is also given as Pretapaddhati, for which there is evidence of a manuscript in the Darbar Library dated to 1707 CE. The Pretamañjarī by Choṭu Miśra is commented on by Lakṣmī Prapanna written in modern Hindi. According to Jaidev Jani, Sanskrit lecturer at the university Baroda, this ritual manual is spread across northern India from Benares to Maharashtra.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Pretamañjarī (प्रेतमञ्जरी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from the Pretakalpa of the Garuḍapurāṇa. Oxf. 8^b. B. 3, 110.

2) Pretamañjarī (प्रेतमञ्जरी):—from the Garuḍapurāṇa. Ulwar 801.

3) Pretamañjarī (प्रेतमञ्जरी):—[dharma] by Dyādumiśra. Ulwar 1403. Extr. 334.

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

Pretamañjarī (प्रेतमञ्जरी):—[=preta-mañjarī] [from preta > pre] f. Name of [chapter] of [Gāruḍa-purāṇa]

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Pretamanjari in German

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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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