Purnahuti, Pūrṇāhuti, Purna-ahuti: 12 definitions


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति) refers to a certain ceremony performed by Ādiśaiva priests (Ācāryas), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—The Ācāryas were honoured with dakṣiṇā on the occasion of [various] ritual ceremonies. Besides that, they received a share of the naivedya and nirmālya each day. [...] The Śivabhaktapratiṣṭhāvidhi also mentions that the Ācārya, Mūrtidhāraka, Anujāpi, Adhyetṛ, Daivajña and Śilpī should all be honoured and made happy with clothes, gold and dakṣiṇā before they proceed to the pūrṇāhuti.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति) refers to the “(full) oblation”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.17cd-18]—“By means of that [saḥ], she [śakti] is constantly full, [she is] the full oblation (pūrṇāhutipūrṇāhutyā tu pūrṇayā). He is known as Śiva, the holder of power, who acts through her. Namely, [she is] the one supreme Śakti, whose nature is will (icchā), knowledge, (jñāna), and action (kriyā). [She] arises spontaneously [and her] utterance is automatic. [She] exists in one's very nature, is one's very nature, and is self-arisen”.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Oxford Academic: Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति) refers to the “full ladle oblation”, and represents one of the traditional marriage rituals, according to Dadhirāma Marāsini’s 19th century Vivāhapaddhati (part of his Karmakāṇḍabhāskara) which is based on the Pāraskara-Gṛhyasūtra, a domestic manual in the Mādhyandina school of the Vājasaneyisaṃhitā.—If performed traditionally, high caste marriages among the Parbatiyas (Parbates/Paharis/Pahadis) or Indo-Nepalese people in Nepal are normally executed by following the course of events as presented in marriage manuals. The Pūrṇāhuti rite is mentioned under the header called Concluding rites (homa, etc.).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति).—f (S) A burnt-offering to several deities made at the close of certain sacrifices. 2 fig. Great slaughter (as of an army), sacrifice. Ex. bhāū sāhēbābarōbara mōṭhyā mōṭhyā saradārāñcī pū0 jhālī. Also death in battle even of an individual; as tyācī pū0 ghētalī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति).—f A burnt-offering to several deities made at the close of certain sacrifices. Sacrifice.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purnahuti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति).—f. an offering made with a full ladle; पूर्णाहुतिभिरापूर्णास्त्रिभिः पूर्यन्ति तेजसा (pūrṇāhutibhirāpūrṇāstribhiḥ pūryanti tejasā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.2.28.

Derivable forms: pūrṇāhutiḥ (पूर्णाहुतिः).

Pūrṇāhuti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrṇa and āhuti (आहुति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—śr. Peters. 1, 116.

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

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति):—[from pūrṇa > pūra] f. ‘complete oblation’, an offering made with a full ladle, [Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī] (tika mfn. relating to it, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]])

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pūrṇāhuti (पूर्णाहुति):—(nf) final oblation/offering; finishing touch; —[denā] to give the final/concluding touch.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purnahuti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrṇāhuti (ಪೂರ್ಣಾಹುತಿ):—

1) [noun] a spoonful of ghee or grain offered to a diety in a scrifice.

2) [noun] the main thing that is offered in a sacrifice at the end of a sacrifice.

3) [noun] (fig.) an offering the whole of which is burned or destroyed.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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