Punyahavidhi, Punyaha-vidhi, Puṇyāhavidhi: 1 definition



Punyahavidhi 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Puṇyāhavidhi (पुण्याहविधि) or Puṇyāha or Śāntipuṇyāha refers to a “ceremonial rite performed on an occasion like a marriage or birth to remove the influence of unfavourable planets from the auspicious day”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.13.—Cf. Haradatta on Gautamadharmasūtra 2.2.17. In our poem the occasion is Damayantī’s marriage. Cf. Anargharāghava 2.33. [...] Cf. also Brahmapurāṇa 72.15.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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