Pushyasnana, aka: Puṣyasnāna, Pushya-snana; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Puṣyasnāna can be transliterated into English as Pusyasnana or Pushyasnana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Puṣyasnāna (पुष्यस्नान) literally means “bath during the presence of the nakṣatra Puṣya”. Bṛhaspati, the guru for the teacher of the gods, is said to have performed this śānti rite for Indra, the king of gods. Hence it is also known as ‘bārhaspatya-snāna’. This rite is reserved for the kings, whose well-being is of primary importance for the welfare of the whole country ruled by them. Though it may be performed on any day that is associated with the Puṣya-nakṣatra, the purṇimā or the full-moon day is the best.

Source: Hindupedia: Hinduism

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Puṣyasnāna (पुष्यस्नान).—a ceremony of coronating a king &c., when the moon stands in the asterism Puṣya.

Derivable forms: puṣyasnānam (पुष्यस्नानम्).

Puṣyasnāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣya and snāna (स्नान). See also (synonyms): puṣyābhiṣeka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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