Pujadravya, Pūjādravya, Puja-dravya: 2 definitions



Pujadravya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pujadravya in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Pūjādravya (पूजाद्रव्य) or simply Dravya refers to the “specific material for the offerings” as described in the Śaivāgamas.—One of the main needs of pujā is specified levels of dravya or the specific material for the offerings. [...] The Prāyāścittavidhi of Kāmikāgama warns that if there is a shortage of pūjādravya in the nitya, naimittika or kāmya-pūjās, there will be a corresponding shortage of those dravyas in the world.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pujadravya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūjādravya (पूजाद्रव्य).—n S Any article or particular of the necessaries of idol-worship.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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