Puronuvakya, Puronuvākyā: 3 definitions



Puronuvakya 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: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Puronuvākyā (पुरोनुवाक्या) refers to a type of hymn, as mentioned in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“repetition takes place in the case of the Haviṣkṛt, Adhrigu, Puronuvākyā, and Manotā hymns, (because they have to be used) at different times”. Commentary: “haviṣkṛt-adhrigu-puronuvākyā-manotam” is to be taken as a Dvandva compound. [...] The Puronuvākyā hymn is that which precedes the Yājyā, immediately after the Sampraiṣa. [...] These hymns are to be repeated, if the act which they accompany has to be repeated after a certain interval.

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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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puronuvākyā (पुरोनुवाक्या).—[feminine] invitatory verse ([ritual or religion]).

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

Puronuvākyā (पुरोनुवाक्या):—[=puro-nuvākyā] [from puro > pur] f. (sc. ṛc) an introductory or invitatory verse, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa]

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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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