Pushpabhajana, Puṣpabhājana: 3 definitions


Pushpabhajana 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.

The Sanskrit term Puṣpabhājana can be transliterated into English as Puspabhajana or Pushpabhajana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Pushpabhajana in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Oxford Academic: Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Puṣpabhājana (पुष्पभाजन) refers to a “flower basket” which forms part certain  Newar rituals.—Books such as the Daśakarmavidhi detail on the most common rules to be followed by the Newar priests, the priest’s clients, or the clan’s oldest men or women who are mostly ritually responsible for the ritual, and the individual(s) for whom the life-cycle ritual is performed.—One of the main rites described is to hand over the pūjā plate or “flower basket” (puṣpabhājana) to the priest together with the puṣpabhājana-mantra.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpabhajana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpabhājana (पुष्पभाजन).—[neuter] a flower-basket.

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

Puṣpabhājana (पुष्पभाजन):—[=puṣpa-bhājana] [from puṣpa > puṣ] n. a f° basket, [Śakuntalā]

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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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