Pushyasnana, Puṣyasnāna, Pushya-snana: 2 definitions
Pushyasnana 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 Puṣyasnāna can be transliterated into English as Pusyasnana or Pushyasnana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Hindupedia: Hinduism
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.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Puṣyasnāna (पुष्यस्नान).—a ceremony of coronating a king &c., when the moon stands in the asterism Puṣya.
Derivable forms: puṣyasnānam (पुष्यस्नानम्).
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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Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 41 - The Festival of Holy Bath on Puṣya Day < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]