Pretapaddhati, Preta-paddhati: 1 definition


Pretapaddhati 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.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Heidelberg: Preta, Pitṛ und Piśāca

Pretapaddhati (प्रेतपद्धति) is another name for the Pretamañjarī: 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 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.

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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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