Pushpanjali, Puṣpāñjali, Pushpa-anjali: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Puṣpāñjali can be transliterated into English as Puspanjali or Pushpanjali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Puṣpāñjali (पुष्पाञ्जलि).—The ceremony of offering flowers to the Lord.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Puṣpāñjali (पुष्पाञ्जलि) refers to “offering of handful of flowers” and is mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20, while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the rite of waving lights Nīrājana for Śiva shall be performed with the mantra for the lamp (‘Namaḥ Āśave’). Puṣpāñjali (offering of handful of flowers) shall be performed with devotion with the hymn ‘Imā rudrāya’ etc.”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
puṣpāñjali (पुष्पांजलि).—m f (S) A presenting (to an idol &c.) of flowers held in both hands opened and hollowed. v vāha, kara, ṭāka, ghāla, sōḍa. pu0. karaṇēṃ with vara of o. To abuse or scold profusely.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
puṣpāñjali (पुष्पांजलि).—m f A presenting (to an idol &c.) of flowers held in both hands opened and hollowed. pu?B karaṇēṃ To abuse or scold profusely.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Puṣpāñjali (पुष्पाञ्जलि).—a handful of flowers.
Derivable forms: puṣpāñjaliḥ (पुष्पाञ्जलिः).
Puṣpāñjali is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣpa and añjali (अञ्जलि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṣpāñjali (पुष्पाञ्जलि).—mf. (-liḥ-lī) Presenting a nosegay or flowers, held in both hands opened, and hollowed. E. puṣpa, and añjali the hands joined and opened; also similar compounds, as kusumāñjali, prasūnāñjali, &c.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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