Putrikadharma, Putrikādharma, Putrika-Dharma: 2 definitions



Putrikadharma 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Putrikadharma in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Putrikādharma (पुत्रिकाधर्म).—A son-less father generally gives his daughter in marriage and takes a promise from the sonin-law that the son of them would be counted as his own. Though Svāyambhuva Manu had a son, he adopted Ākūti's son.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 2 and 5.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Putrikadharma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Putrikādharma (पुत्रिकाधर्म).—bestowing a daughter in marriage so as to raise issue for her father (see putrikā 3); आकूतिं रुचये प्रादादपि भ्रातृमतीं नृपः । पुत्रिकाधर्ममाश्रित्य (ākūtiṃ rucaye prādādapi bhrātṛmatīṃ nṛpaḥ | putrikādharmamāśritya) Bhāg.4.1.2. See next word.

Derivable forms: putrikādharmaḥ (पुत्रिकाधर्मः).

Putrikādharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms putrikā and dharma (धर्म). See also (synonyms): putrakādharma.

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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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