Pretataranga, Pretataraṅga, Preta-taranga: 1 definition


Pretataranga 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

Pretataraṅga (प्रेततरङ्ग) by Rudradhara is the name of a text quoted by the Pretamañjarī: a ritual manual authored by Chaṭṭu or Choṭu Miśra that deals with funeral rites from the first to the thirteenth day.

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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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